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The Elegant Minimalism of Soviet-Era Swimming Pools

Posted by | November 14, 2017 | Swimming

In her new photobook, Swimming Pool, Slovak photographer Maria Svarbova introduces herself in the first few lines: “I was born in 1988, only one year before the Velvet Revolution ended communism in Czechoslovakia. I didn’t experience the regime firsthand, but its visual remnants have always surrounded me.” She goes on to say that she often equates the communist era with fond childhood memories and a general nostalgia, both of which come through in her striking photographs of Slovak swimming pools.  Read More…

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