Opportunity (Dervaza Gas Crater, Karakoum Desert, Turkmenistan)

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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.

There is great potential to improve energy efficiency across the CIS.
”When the soviet gas explorer’s rig fell into the ground in the 1960s the initial explosion saw flames over 20 metres high. It has been on fire since” - Bava Chariyev, field guide.

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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

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2014
Carbon Journey by Matthew Webb, Pushkin House, London