Robert Wallis

London, United Kingdom

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The Collapse – I first arrived in Moscow in the spring of 1990 after covering the fall of the Berlin Wall, Czechoslovakia’s Velvet revolution and the aftermath of the Ceausescu era in Romania the previous year.

Russian portraits – In 1996 I returned to Russia during the presidential elections.

The Party – The mid to late 90s were a time of hardship for most Russians as the radical economic changes taking place brought high inflation and the loss of old social safety nets.

In March 2020 Britain went into national lockdown, along with much of the rest of the world.

The state of Jharkhand is home to one of the largest Adivasi (tribal) populations in India.

Rajasthan, one of the poorest and least developed states in India, has the second lowest literacy rate for women in the country, at 44%, and a deeply entrenched caste system.

Berlin has stood at the vortex of world history several times in the past century, from the rise and fall of Nazism to the post-war division of Europe into East and West, to the end of the Cold War and the collapse of Communism.

Photographer Robert Wallis and writer Jennifer Wallace have criss-crossed the ‘swing state’ of Florida on the eve of the U.