Photographer Aija Bley  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the ‘Sleepers’ project.  To see Aija’s body of work, click on any image.






Brothers in the sauna


Bus stop


In the 1970s Livani was one of the leading industrial centers of the USSR. Six large factories were built here and they produced products for the entire country. When the USSR collapsed, all factories were closed, crisis and unemployment started. People were forced to leave Livani. Today Livani is an underdeveloped province of European Union where only dreamers are left.




Anna hairdressing


Arnold on the ferry


Night Watchman


Railway dispatcher


All images © Aija Bley



See also:

Rage of the Goddess

By Aija Bley