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Book of the Week: A Pick by Rob Hornstra

Black Sea of Concrete by Rafal Milach
This week's pick comes from Sochi Project photographer and self-publisher Rob Hornstra. Hornstra selected Rafal Milach's self-published book on post-Soviet Ukraine, Black Sea of Concrete.

"Early 2011 I bought my first (and also one of my last) book from Blurb. It was the book Black Sea of Concrete from the emerging Polish photographer Rafal Milach (who is now a member of INSTITUTE). I am not fond of Blurb productions. But I loved the work, which is a beautifully dark poetic road story on the Ukrainian Black Sea Coast. Recently the book has been republished, this time a beautiful large offset edition in a customized blue linen box. The work has finally been given the exquisite publication that it deserved." -- Rob Hornstra

from Black Sea of Concrete by Rafal Milach

Rob Hornstra (born in Born, The Netherlands, 1975) is a photographer and self-publisher of slow-form documentary work. In 2009, together with the writer and filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen, he started The Sochi Project, which over five years would document the area of Olympic Sochi. He is the founder and former artistic director of FOTODOK – International Space for Documentary Photography in Utrecht. Hornstra is represented by Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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