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Images by James Hill / Contact Press Images for Circle of Blue. Accompanying article.

Russia in Focus: Photos © 2009 James Hill/Contact Press Images for Circle of Blue

About the Photographer:

James Hill was born in 1967 in London, England, U.K. After attending Oxford and the London College of Printing, he took up photography and in 1991 set off for the Soviet Union, where he worked for over 10 years, first in Kiev, then from 1995 on based in Moscow as a contract photographer for The New York Times newspaper.

His work from Afghanistan, where he spent three months in 2001, earned him a nomination for the the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003 he reported on the war in Iraq for The New York Times and Time magazine. In 2005 his images from the Beslan tragedy won First Prize in General News Stories at World Press Photo and the award for Feature Photography from the Overseas Press Club of America.

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