Art in Russia

This is how hermits live in the Russian wilderness

Danila Tkachenko (b. 1989) is a Russian visual artist, specializing in the field of documentary photography. He is known for winning the World Press Photo prize for his series Escape. Tkachenko gained a degree in documentary photography from the notable Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia. Escape is a series about individuals who have disassociated …

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Christophe Jacrot in Norilsk, Russia’s most polluted city

Christophe Jacrot is a captivating French photographer. Most of his artworks attract acclaim from a large audience. One such piece is his Norilsk series. If you’re unaware, Norilsk is a Russian city. However, the series isn’t about the whole city or some abstract theme. The image captures the moment the city is covered in a …

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Nadav Kander’s visit to eerie Chernobyl

Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria, and many other museums host artworks from Nadav Kander. The renowned portraiture and landscape photographer has a portfolio of shots covering historical events and the world’s top personalities. Some top-ranking individuals in his catalog include Kissinger, Obama, Blair, and Rapper Tinie Tempah. In landscaping photography, the Yangtze series …

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Explore Danila Tkachenko’s Mystic Monuments

If you love contemporary artists, then you might be familiar with the name Danila Tkachenko. This Moscow-based photographer, who also doubles as a visual artist, is renowned for many outstanding artworks. Monuments remains one of his best and most talked about pieces for many reasons. For starters, the creation focuses on architectural photography. However, that’s …

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Potemkin villages by Gregor Sailer – These are fake towns

Gregor Sailer is an Austrian photographer born in 1980. He is known the world over for his architectural photographs. His most remarkable work is the Potemkin Village, in which he pairs together a couple of ‘fakes’ to create cities and towns. Gregor was educated in Austria and Germany, where he specialized in architectural photography. Since …

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Alexander Gronsky & Norilsk – The most depressing city on earth

Norilsk by Alexander Gronsky is a photographic series that can trace its origins back to 2013. Norilsk was created after Gronsky’s popular works Pastoral (2013). Unlike Pastoral, however, which was clearly set in the Soviet suburbia and designed to open individuals up to nature, Norilsk carried a much darker and gloomier tone. Norilsk was a …

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Nadav Kander’s in Kurchatov – This city has never appeared on any official maps

If it were possible to take a picture of the entire earth’s surface, the mosaic of human co-existence would be a sight to behold. Some areas are military grounds, mining cities or tourist destinations, while others are education hubs, just to mention a few. It is hard to appreciate that in the midst of all …

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Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA creates these unpredictable paintings

ADA, a kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, stands out for being interactive and unpredictable; Imagine a giant ball that is filled with helium gas and its surface covered with charcoal spikes. The helium causes the ball to be suspended in the air and the charcoal sticks provide grips and a medium with which to create …

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Fabrice Fouillet’s photos of world’s largest statues

Through several centuries, there have been different statues erected around the world. These statues vary in size and what they represent. Photographer Fabrice Fouillet embarked on a tour to study and take photographs of the biggest and most imposing statues in the world; A project he named Colosses. The project brings about a change in …

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