Matthew Webb, ‘Reconstruction opportunities (Kyiv, Ukraine)’, 2011, Pushkin House

Series: Carbon Journey.

Signature: Signed on verso.

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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.

A recent McKinsey report estimated that Russia has the potential to cut total energy consumption by 13% by 2030 by implementing energy efficiency measures in the building and construction sector. This would require £48 billion investment but would save over £132 billion.
New buildings can be up to 90% more energy efficient than existing buildings, yet the initial capital investment that is required means that these savings are not always realised.

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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, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, based in Brasília - Federal District, Brazil