Those Who Remain is the story of the Moldovans who were forcibly “deported” to the Eastern Soviet States, namely Kazakhstan and Siberia, as political and economic exiles, and sometime for little reason at all, under Stalin during the first two waves of Soviet deportation in 1941 and 1949. Those who were deported under Stalinist Soviet oppression from Moldova as children, with their families, to the Eastern Soviet States are now living in the twilight years of their lives with the memories of their deportation still ingrained in their minds. Those Who Remain looks at the personal histories of those who were deported during the massive Stalinist state repression of Moldova as a way to provide a platform for sharing and exploring the issues and history of the deportations on a national and international level. Not only did hundreds of thousands of people die as deportees, but in Moldova, after deportees were liberated and free to return to their country they were systematically silenced and shamed under Soviet and post-Soviet societies, and never had the chance to speak to their history and the oppression they experienced under Stalin. Many deportees today are not just speaking for themselves; they are bearing witness to the trauma of their parents, as many deportees living today were deported as children. Not only is this project looking to give a voice to former deportees, it is looking at what it means to photograph memory and how the experience of photography has shifted historically and physically between audience, image maker and documentary subject. Throughout this entire project we are moving between the past and the present and trying to understand how experience and memory are intertwined and how our perception of memory and experience are changing through the ever-digitizing lens of photography. How can analogue and digital image forms be intertwined? What effect does that have on experience and storytelling?