The Human Tradition in Imperial Russia (The Human Tradition around the World series)

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What is the connection between household appliances arranged in the snow and the munitions factory in the background?

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And the military figures tilting bottles up into the sky, where are they headed? To learn that the woman with a special talent for balancing spoons on her body is accomplishing this feat in below-zero conditions is cool to know, but this knowledge only adds resonance to this delightful Fellini-esque portrait.

At times, a photograph brings to mind the work of an earlier artist.

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The photos of a bus bearing curious messages, for example, recall Walker Evans. Nistratov acknowledges these ties. Eugene Smith and the general humanistic tradition in photography of the 20 th century. Some of these gifts are featured in this remarkable exhibition. Thanks to the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts for introducing us to a modern master. He lives on Mount Desert Island.

The local identity, mentality, consciousness of the post-soviet people and their social environment and its vast territories are the main focus of Valeri Nistratov's artistic research.

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Travels to Afghanistan, Moldavia, Perm, Xuar and Mongolia inform his powerful perspective on contemporary life within the borders between Russian and Asia. Nistratov's timing and sensitivity to the subjects he photographs are what make the photographs special.

The work is timely, personally political these are every man and important. This exhibition was the idea of board member and photographer Judy Ellis Glickman and it is with her support that MMPA was able to make it happen. As a documentary photographer, an important part of my work consists of observing a phenomenon, or an event, as it is stretches across a temporal rhythm.

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My work is always an attempt to visually interpret, and establish definitions by exploring a vast part of the Russian territory through the surreal, the absurd and the humour noir ways of looking. I hope the photographs I do lead the viewer to comprehend the details of Russian cityscapes and landscapes, and the people living in them.

The inundation of Russia by emptiness as opposed to the West, where space is seized and tamed from above and time is organized makes me think about how time is broken down in Russia, and about the formation of space like some kind of cult. Absorbing myself in the world of people living in big and small Russian cities, I see how, with great pains, the former imperial and Soviet inhabitants continue to reestablish themselves in a new socio-historical mentality. This is due to the influence of geographic factors, the prevalence in Russian consciousness of a feminine basis passiveness over a masculine one, the worship of force, etc.

P hotography as a system of languages. These microhistories reveal individuals' daily negotiations with authority figures, be they government officials, religious leaders, individuals of another class, or even members of their own class. As this book vividly shows, individuals, groups, and events raised out of obscurity remind us of the messiness of everyday life; of people's dreams, frustrations, and transformations; as well as of their sense of self and the community around them. Contributions by: Rodney D.

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