The second photobook of MOKSOP «Schwarzenegger is my idol» by Sergey Melnitchenko, a young photographer from Mykolaiv, Ukraine, has been published. This book shows the part of our history, the generation of transitional 1980s-1990s raised on Hollywood blockbusters....
After a summer break MOKSOP and “COME IN” art gallery collaboration continued with the solo show of Sergiy Solonsky “Oscillations.” The openning took place on October 10th. The similarly named series of staged photographs self-portraits created at the beginning of the...
Photobook Kochetov by Victor and Sergey Kochetov was shortlisted for “Best Photography Book of the Year Award” organized by PHotoESPAÑA festival
“Schwarzenegger is my idol” is a story of the 1980s-1990s generation raised on Hollywood blockbusters. The series was taken in 2012 by Sergey Melnitchenko, a photographer from Mykolaiv, a city on the South of Ukraine. It features a group of young men, deeply passionate for sports, who are turning their teenage craze into a compass through the suffocating atmosphere of the Post-Soviet provincial town.
History and Analytics:
Unregulated, vertiginous freedom of the 1990s emerged as a wild, chaotic period when everything became possible almost overnight: propelling into extreme affluence or rolling to the margins of the society into abject poverty. With his keen eye and a sensitivity of an astute observer, 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 and published in a book format in 1999.
It is not only pioneers who form a school, but also those, who adopt and consistently implement the new methods, who create art muscles surrounding the skeleton of ideas, techniques and instruments.
Like most representatives of the photographic underground in Kharkiv, Rupin pursued an higher technical education.
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