Once An Industrial Power | Livani Rests Underdeveloped | Latvia

Svetlana and Igor

 

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.

 

Cabbage

 

Natalia

 

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.

 

Pool

 

Anna hairdressing

 

Arnold on the ferry

 

Night Watchman

 

Railway dispatcher

 

All images © Aija Bley

 

 

See also:

Rage of the Goddess

By Aija Bley

 

 

 

 

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