Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen. The Sochi Project
Together with writer Arnold van Bruggen, Rob Hornstra has travelled to Sochi and the surrounding area a number of times since 2009 to document the changes taking place in the city in the lead-up to the Olympics. The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus — part of which won Hornstra a World Press Photo award — seeks to shed light on the whole story behind the North Caucuses region where Russia is spending $50 billion to prepare for the upcoming Olympic games in 2014. It will be the most expensive Games ever. Topics including corruption, violence, terrorism and tourism are the common themes throughout the project. At the beginning of October 2013, Hornstra was denied a visa to return to the country.
FoMu Photo Museum Antwerp
Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerpen
Admission: € 7