Catherine Forster - January 2007

Roja Portraits 

Roja, Latvia, is situated at the estuary of the Roja River and the Baltic Sea. A virtually untouched natural environment surrounds the area. The local fishing village has become a destination for tourists post Soviet occupation. The locals are reserved and cautious, an outcome of years of abuse and surveillance. In an attempt to meet the people of Roja, I decided to document a day spent in the village, videoing my interactions with the environment and the local people. So as not to intrude, I focused the camera lens on my feet and those feet I met during the day.  (ink jet prints on aluminum)

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