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Les Rencontres d’Arles unveil the 2017 edition

Yesterday, The International Photography known as Les Rencontres d’Arles unveiled its offici...

Circulation(s) and Voies OFF Arles calls for applications

Invited this year by Voies Off Arles 2017, the French festival Circulation(s) will present this summ...

Jean-Paul Goude donates 100 works to Centre Pompidou

Jean-Paul Goude has a donated a hundred works to the Center Pompidou. This significant donation of...

On the one hand, it is completely staged photography, because it performed in the genre of staged portrait of friends or strangers stopped on the street, and on the other – it is unpredictable as any photography. In fact, each single scan is diptych with two neighbor frames from one film one of which is portrait of person in the environment, and the second – the environment without the person. This is my humble attempt to study man’s place in the world around him, man’s place with him or without. What is differing in location depending of human presence, what changes happen in a person? Here are the questions of interaction of living and nonliving, human and space, which I try to give an answer.

Kostya Smolyaninov

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