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Monumentalism is a visual study of socialist architecture and design. Every photograph on this site was taken by Darmon Richter, a British researcher who has spent the last 10 years exploring Eastern Europe with his camera. To use any of these images, please get in touch.

Read more about this project here; find in-depth essays about many of these locations on The Bohemian Blog; or join one of the tours below to see them for yourself.

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UPCOMING TOURS

Aug 25-Sep 4: Bessarabia sold out
Sep 9-15: Ukraine, Chernobyl sold out
Sep 20-26: Ukraine, Chernobyl sold out
Oct 7-19: Yugoslavia sold out

2020
Jan 12-20: Chernobyl Photo Tour
Apr 14-26: Yugoslavia
May 9-17: Bulgaria
Jul 1-12: The Baltics
Jul 27-Aug 2: Ukraine, Chernobyl
Aug 10-16: Ukraine, Chernobyl
Aug 30-Sep 9: Bessarabia
Oct 6-18: Yugoslavia

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