Monumentalism is a visual study of ideological architecture and design. Every photograph on this site was taken by Darmon Richter, a British researcher who has spent the last decade exploring the post-communist world with his camera. To use any of these images, please get in touch.
Read more about this project here; find in-depth essays about many of these locations on Ex Utopia; or join one of Darmon’s tours to see these places for yourself.
Since 2015, Darmon has designed and led tours to sites of communist-era architectural heritage in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ukraine, Moldova, and the unrecognised republic of Transnistria.