Creative Soccer Culture

Goal Click Present The "Real Russia"

A visual piece of story telling that looks to bring people across the globe together through football, 'Goal Click' have returned with their latest instalment of powerfully true images. Assembling a collective of photographers from the destination of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it's entitled 'Real Russia'.

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Goal Click have brought together photographers from across the country to tell the story of the "Real Russia". From Yekaterinburg to Kazan, Volgograd to Nizhny Novgorod - they have explored Russian football culture through the eyes of those who live it year in, year out.

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Seven photographers took photos in 13 locations throughout Russia, each with their own story to tell about the football in the country and the impact of the upcoming World Cup. Photographer Sergey Novikov travelled to six Russian cities as part of the project. Sergey commented, “I documented public spaces that were significantly changed due to the 2018 World Cup - surfaces of our urban landscape, marked with visible objects that appeared to show the city’s involvement in the mass spectacle.”

Goal Click photographer in Volgograd, Alexander Grivin, said, “Modern Volgograd, much to my regret, is not one of the leading cities of Russia. However participation in the World Cup has touched upon many spheres of its life and allowed the city to move forward on some problematic issues.”

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The full story which includes image galleries alongside photographer interviews, can be read in full at and on Instagram @goalclick.


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