Boris Mikhailov: From Photography Talks

Talks and thoughts of the Kharkiv photographer Boris Mikhailov on his practice, written down by Vita Mikhailov.

Rodchenko: aesthetics as politics

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.

From Socialist Realism to the  Stars: the Equidensites and Collages by Oleg Maliovany

From Socialist Realism to the Stars: the Equidensites and Collages by Oleg Maliovany

Найбільшого визнання, яке досягло рівня справжньої слави у 1970-х роках, Олег Мальований отримав як фотохудожник, яскравий образ якого він активно культивує, стаючи взірцем для багатьох фотографів міста, що прагнуть втілити себе в фотографії-як-мистецтві.

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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