Amalias Street 5

March 29, 2008May 20, 2008
First Floor
Inta Ruka is one of the most renowned contemporary photographers in the Baltic states. Born in Riga in 1958, the artist has taken pictures of her fellow countrymen for more than two decades – mainly in the rural region of Balvi or in the Latvian capital Riga. In her series „Amalias Street 5“, she focuses on the inhabitants of a certain complex of buildings in Riga. Offside the touristic old town with its completely restored sights, the observer gets an undisguised view on the rebuilding and breakup phase in Latvia since the integration into the European Union.

 

  • Inta Ruka
    Klara Vanaga I
    Balvi, Latvia, 1984

    Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
    Signed, dated and annotated on verso

    34,5 x 33 cm
    Ed. 9/10
  • Inta Ruka
    Toms Krese
    Riga, 2005

    Silbergelatineabzug auf Barytpapier Vintage

    Ed. 6/7
  • Inta Ruka
    Tija Puplaka IV
    Riga, 2006

    Silbergelatineabzug auf Barytpapier Vintage

    Ed. 1/7
  • Inta Ruka
    Rihards Stibelis
    Riga, 2006

    Silbergelatineabzug auf Barytpapier Vintage

    Ed. 1/7
  • Inta Ruka
    Kristaps Kristapsons
    Riga, Latvia, 2005

    Silbergelatineabzug auf Barytpapier Vintage

    Ed. 2/7