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Friday, March 25, 2011

First week of The Commonty

It is has been a truly exciting week for those of us working to get The Commonty off the ground....we have been taken aback by the size and warmth of the response from the creative community in the region. We are still processing emails received etc, but the current estimate is that The Commonty already has in excess of 120 members...these include architects, graphic designers, writers, musicians and even a well as visual artists and makers of every kind.

Russian Crowd 1953 - image taken by one of the first western photographers allowed to work in the Soviet Union since the 1917 revolution


It is now up to all of us what we turn this into and what we use it for - and this relies on sharing thoughts, ideas, images, events, reviews etc...please do get into the habit of sending things in to


  1. Great stuff... I love this photo, the expressions on the faces of the first few rows is really powerful! What is the guy in the white up too? Tremendous beard beside him! Could you let me know who the photographer was please?

  2. here is the link to where I first found these amazing photos...I don't know why, but they have such an strong feel of a lost world

    still none the wiser on the photographer though...