In the winter of 1990, Peter Marlow traveled to the city of Ulyanovsk, a western Russian city next to the Volga River. The city is best known as the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin in 1870, where the future Soviet leader lived until the age of 17. Marlow, who set out to photograph daily life in the city, also captured several views of the city at night, where the temperature hits minus forty degrees in winter.
In this image, people are seen sheltering from the cold to wait for unofficial taxis, as on such nights, there were often not enough taxis to go around. This image is available as part of the Magnum After Dark Collection, celebrating nighttime photography from around the world.
Please note, fullfilment of posters within the After Dark Collection will begin from Wednesday, November 23, 2022.