Jonas Bendiksen’s series Satellites is the culmination of several years travelling across the southern borderlands of the former USSR to explore the unrecognized states, breakaway republics and remote communities that were born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The project took Bendiksen from Eastern Europe to Central Asia, including the spacecraft crash zones between Russia and Kazakhstan.

This contact sheet features iconic images of villagers collecting scrap from the wreckage of a crashed spacecraft in the Altai Terriroy, Russia.

Jonas Bendiksen joined Magnum Photos in 2004.

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