I believe that I can speak most convincingly of what I have known the longest if perhaps not the best, I have derived from seemingly everyday aspects of an outwardly quiet and undramatic life an endless and rich source of photographic challenge, and I am tempted to believe that the results resonate beyond the specific and personal and speak for other lives as well.
While in Siberia for a photo exhibition and workshop, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer had the chance to visit a local prison camp. Expecting Solzhenitsyn's grim gulags, De Keyzer instead toured what was "sort of a Disneyland ... a cheap amusement park." Captivated by the strange juxtaposition, De Keyzer returned numerous times to Siberia's gulags-turned-prison-camps. His work provides a window into this rare world.