Another aspect of the museum architecture! An article from Slate magazine…

“When most people go to museums, they visit to take in the art—not the people who are guarding it. But photographer Andy Freeberg became fascinated not with what the museums in Russia display, but who was displayed along with it. In his “Guardians” series, he captures the unexpected world of female Russian museum guards. Unlike their American counterparts, the Russian guards are not uniformed, they are seated, and almost all are older women. They in effect become part of the scenery itself.”

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Photo credit: © Andy Freeberg

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Photo credit: © Andy Freeberg

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Photo credit: © Andy Freeberg