I have a series of photographs in the current issue of Outside Magazine taken in Sochi, Russia earlier this year. They accompany an article by McKenzie Funk examining the upcoming Winter Olympics.

“The Sochi Olympics Are a Five-Ring Mess- Determined that Russia will put on the most lavish Winter Games in history, Vladimir Putin has spent $51 billion, quashed environmental critics, and turned one of Europe’s most beautiful natural regions into a construction zone.”

Read the article and see more photographers here.

 

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Olympic Stadium construction, Sochi, Russia, February 2013 © Simon Roberts

I”ve just returned from a trip to Sochi in Russia where I was documenting preparations for next year”s Winter Olympics in Russia. The photographs will feature in later this year.

I’m currently in Russia working on a project about preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Photograph: Construction of the Olympic Stadium in Sochi. © McKenzie Funk, February 2013.