A swim in the Pasvik river on the border between Russia and Norway.

Borderland

Russia and Norway share 196 kilometer border in the north. While a great political thriller unfolds between Russia and the West, people on both sides of the border go on with their lives. Since 2010 the two countries have granted border traffic permits to residents living less than 30 kilometer from the border, and people travel to go shopping or visit friends in the neighbouring country.

During the summer of 2016 I travelled on both sides of the Norwegian-Russian border to photograph everyday life. The story was published in VG fotospesial: http://www.vg.no/spesial/2016/fotospesial/