The Sochi Project

Photographer Rob Hornstra and writer/filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen have undertaken a project documenting the makeover of Sochi, Russia, where the 2014 Olympic games will take place 20 kilometers from a conflict zone.  It's an in-depth look over the course of five years at the change occurring in the area, and having been turned down from Dutch publications, decided to publish the work themselves.  For full access to the site you can purchase a yearly subscription, but the images above are from a photography series Sochi Singers available on the homepage.  Read more at The Sochi Project website.