Stoyan Vassev

No fish
Location: Paris, France
Nationality: Russian
Biography: Since 2009 I have been working as an independent photographer focused on daily life issues,  portrait photography and reportage. I was born and raised in Sofia Bulgaria 1986. At the age of 15 I moved to Moscow Russia and I became a member of... MORE
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No fish
Copyright Stoyan Vassev 2022
Date of Work Oct 2016 - Ongoing
Updated May 2020
Location Astrakhan
Topics Black and White, Capitalism, Climate Change, Documentary, Editorial, Environment, Landscape, NGO, Photography, Photojournalism, Poverty, Travel
After the crash of the USSR in 1991 and after many years of ruthless exploitation of the nature by the human the capacity of fish provided in the Delta of Volga River region is far from what it used to be.
In the mid of 20th century, Kirosvsky used to be one the biggest fishery towns in the USSR. It used to provide more than 30% of the fish for the whole country.
More than 15000 people used to live and work there.

Today the population of the Town is around 3000 and people have to search for new way of living.
Young people go to the big cities in search of work and education.
The ones that stay there say: "Soon there will be No Fish" and they try to transform to a new way of living.

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