21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

This work observes harsh and dangerous side of being politically active in Russia, through the photos of unauthorized demonstrations. People rioted against corruption, arbitrariness of the authorities, unfair elections and unlawful convictions. The police arrested many peaceful protesters and even bystanders, often with the use of extreme violence.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2001
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Vladislav Shapovalov