"On the other side of the mountains" is a sixty-fourpage newspaper, which if you combine two newspapers, also functions as an exhibition measuring about 1.2 x 6 meters (4 x 20 feet). The story is about the village of Krasny Vostok, on the other side of the mountains from Sochi. Arnold van Bruggen and Rob Hornstra wanted to portray the village precisely because it is so ordinary: the defunct factory, the unemployment as well as the rural feeling that the place conveyed to us. It is barely 120 miles (200 kilometers) from Sochi, but a world away. The Caucasus is more than just conflict and refugees, fundamentalist Islam, or billion-dollar Games.
(Recipient of the Canon Prize for Innovative Photojournalism, 2010)