A lonely tree (Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Siberia)

Signature: Signed on verso.

Moscow Manege; Russian State Darwin (Natural History) Museum; Russian State Vodokanal Museum; Anichkova Palace; Central Hall Minsk; British Embassy Moscow; British Ambassador's Residence Moscow; Pushkin House London.

Accessible via a dangerous ice road in Winter or boat in other seasons, Olkhon Island is a magical landscape and a pole of Shaman beliefs. The island has its own lakes, taiga, steppe and a small desert.

Direct from the author.

About Matthew Webb

Documentary photographer Matthew Webb has examined a diverse range of subject matter, from globalization, Soviet space exploration, and the confrontation between the urban and the rural, to personal narratives of individual families or communities. Working predominantly in black-and- white—to foreground the human experience rather than the play of color and light—he has captured images in the United Kingdom, Yemen, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and China. Primarily fascinated by the tension between modernization and tradition, Webb searches for the common experiences between disparate places.

British , b. 1980

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Carbon Journey by Matthew Webb, Pushkin House, London