The Dead Zone
On the other end of the world, a series of photos that tell another Truth, much different from this one.
In a compelling and grim way, without a trace of Barthes-like deconstruction or pretense to art. We're left without any possible recourse but to take these photos at their horrible face value. Direct from the former USSR The Dead Zone.
(Update only a few hours later: The site has been swamped, or somehow otherwise removed. See here for the scanty details. Try here as an echo view of what has potential as the world's grimmest tourist destination)