Rodchenko: aesthetics as politics

In his photographs and his written expositions on the medium, Rodchenko insisted on formal innovations such as extreme foreshortening and seriality.

Urban opera of Boris Mikhailov

Urban opera of Boris Mikhailov

Mikhailov recorded this condition of a “zero state” of the new society, that was just emerging from the ruins of a previous political and cultural formation, in his most controversial photographic project “Case History”, executed in 1997 – 1998.

Photographic tropes of Jury Rupin

Photographic tropes of Jury Rupin

In a country where photographic practice existed in only two modes – an amateur one, focused on technical quality, encouraged by the state through the creation of a network of photo clubs, and a reportage one, directed by an ideological governmental order – Rupin and the other members of the Vremia group were looking for ways to rethink photography as an artistic practice

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