„Kosmos Train“ is a photo documentary essay by Janine Graubaum. It shows daily life images of people at Eastern Europe trains. Mostly the old trains are the last survivors of Soviet Union times and became nuisance to the locals.
But if you watch precisely a unique parallel universe will unfold itself within the wagons tight bellies. Time stands still for a very long moment. Dandling they carry you and your thoughts to distant destinations.
From 2013 till 2015 Janine Graubaum consistently went on journeys in Eastern Europe to look out for special moments within old Soviet trains and their surroundings.
Kosmos Train was published as a photo book in July 2016 by Peperoni Books Berlin and received various reviews such as in SpiegelOnline, Welt am Sonntag, Neue Züricher Zeitung, Emerge Magazine, Berlin Quarterly, Brennpunkt Magazine and FASZ.
Also she won GOLD at GoSee Awards 2017, was honoured by a VG Bild Kunst Scholarship and nominated for the Alfred Fried Award 2015 for Kosmos Train.
The first solo exhibition took place at „vhs-photogalerie“ in Stuttgart in 2017 and the next one is planned in Berlin for March 2018 at „Atelier für Photographie“ in Berlin.
Janine Graubaum is a Berlin based photographer. She works for agencies and magazines throughout Europe.
For more information visit: www.kosmos-train.de