Pravoslavie.ru has been the publishing photography displays from the recent exhibition in Moscow entitled, “The Russian Orthodox Church—a Summary of Twenty Years: 1991–2011”. Below are fifteen photographs by Vladimir Eshtokin. The collection is named, “The Territory of Joy”—the joy of living in Christ, which knows no geographical boundaries.
All 130 photographs of the exhibition can be viewed (with Russian captions) on the exhibition’s website, http://expo.pravoslavie.ru/expo/photogallery/75.html
Vladimir Viktorovich Eshtokin graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 1984. He began his work as a photojournalist in 1991 for the Rossiya newspaper. He later worked for the Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Tribuny, and was director of illustrations for Sekskaya Nov magazine. His work has appeared in a number of other Russian periodicals as well. Currently Eshtokin is a photojournalist for the Orthodox periodical, Foma.
Vladimir Eshtokin says of himself that he is interested in themes of Russia’s historical past and culture. His favorite themes are: provincial life, people, and events. He chooses subjects for his photo essays that are closest to his own heart.