Ou Menya is the remarkable portfolio of award-winning photographer Bieke Depoorter.
For three months the Belgian student travelled through Russia and Siberia gathering material for her graduation thesis.
With a firm idea of what she wanted - to document brief but intense shared moments - she allowed the Trans-Siberian express to take her from village to village, from living room to living room.
Primarily the photographs contained in this volume are evidence of transient and powerful human encounters. The collection is not a cross-section of life in the Russian countryside, but rather, a record of raw, uninhibited experiences, representative of Depoorter's connection to, and involvement with a number of different families.