Silver / 2019 / Press / People/Personality


  • Prize
    Silver in Press/People/Personality
  • Photographer
    Ire Lenes

In Lithuania, a nationalist country that fights with fear against its Soviet past, the Russian language is badly seen, the ethnic Russian population is seen as second class, but there is a neighborhood, Naujoji Vilna, where these prejudices disappear, it seems a model of integration, with Russian schools, Soviet monuments and Russian speakers, but is it integration or ghetto? Its population lives as archipelagos, they are united by what separates them, Russian.

Documentary photographer from Madrid, where she lives and works. Sociologist by profession.

Find in the photograph the perfect link to tell stories that interest her from a sociological point of view.