/ 2020 / Press / Feature Story

The second breath of the Baikal-Amur Mainline

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Feature Story
  • Company
    Kommersant Publishig House
  • Photographer
    Alexander Vedernikov

BAM - Baikal-Amur Mainline is a railway in Russia from Taishet to Sovetskaya Gavor with a total length of 4287 km. BAM is the greatest construction of the 20-th century, which radically changed the lives of both the indigenous population and the pioneer volunteers who came 45 years ago from all the republics of the Soviet Union to build a new railway.
This photo essay tells about today's everyday life of BAM, about its new breath in connection with the modernization of the railway infrastructure and the laying of second tracks.

Alexander Vedernikov is a member of the union of Russia photoartists, author of many personal and collective exhibitions of photographs, participant and winner of Russian and international photography contests. Currently a freelance photographer of Kommersant Publishing House.