Reading Time: 2 minutes Now in its third year, the Ukraine-Based photography festival has moved out of the gallery and into the city itself amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Ukranian photographer spent two years smuggling found images out of Chernobyl’s exclusion zone. Now, he presents them in a virtual gallery
Reading Time: 3 minutes “There is nothing worse than war – both sides always lose,” says the Ukrainian photographer, whose documentation of the Euromaidan protests is now published in a photobook
Reading Time: 5 minutes In his first major solo show, Christopher Nunn offers a rare glimpse of everyday life in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine: “It was very real, people were dying and the region was fractured”
Reading Time: 2 minutes Michal Chelbin’s theatrical portraits blur the line between childhood and adolescence
Reading Time: 5 minutes Publications we loved, and the big news stories from the last month in photobooks – including the nominees from the 2019 Mack First Book Award and an interview with photobook collector extraordinaire Manfred Heiting
Reading Time: 6 minutes If you wanted to become a professional photographer in the Soviet Union, says Victor Kochetov, you only had two options. Either you could work at an atelier producing pictures for books or postcards, or you could work for the press – and both meant conforming to the ideological pressure of the state. Kochetov chose the first option, and through the 1960s he worked as a commercial photographer in Kharkiv, Ukraine, photographing events such as weddings and funerals, and providing images for books on travel.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Our pick of the key stories from the past week, including Paris’ Circulation(s) festival of emerging European photography, the first-ever Kyiv Photo Book festival, and Todd Hido’s Bright Black World
Reading Time: 3 minutes “Such great number of photo books in one place has never been presented in Kyiv before – since the foundation of the city more than 1500 years ago,” says Dmitriy Krakovich, director of the Kyiv Photo Book festival. “The goal of the festival is developing a communication between authors-photographers and publishers from one side, and broad circles of art lovers and photography art lovers in Ukraine.”
The first event of its kind in Ukraine, Kyiv Photo Book festival will feature both local and international photographers, publishers and galleries, with organisations such as MOKSOP (Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography) and Rodovid Press lined up to take part.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Alnis Stakle, Latvian photographer, Professor of Photography at the Rigas Stradins University, and curator of Riga Photomonth, on his five stand-out projects of 2018, including a new project at the Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography which has already seen the publication of KOCHETOV by Viktor and Sergey Kochetov