Preview: Yelena Yemchuk Gidropark, Gitterman Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm


Yelena Yemchuk,  Gidropark (#67)

Russia as a subject for photography along with Eastern Europe has long been a favorite of photographers working in Black and White. Yelena Yemchuk , has a contemporary series of photos worthy of your attention …

Best known for her fashion and portrait photography, this series is very personal to Yemchuk, who was born in the Ukraine in 1970 and spent her summers as a child visiting this park.  Her images made on the beaches, sports grounds and woodlands that populate the park capture characters and an atmosphere that is Felliniesque.  There is a timeless quality about this place; it is both caught in the past, while at the same time, full of the life of today. 

She became interested in photography when her father gave her a 35 mm Minolta camera for her fourteenth birthday.  Yemchuk has studied at Parsons and the Art Center in Pasadena.  Her photographs have appeared in the New Yorker, Another Magazine, ID,Dazed & Confused, and Italian, British and Japanese Vogue and her paintings and photographs have been exhibited around the world.  Gidropark is her first book.

MAY 6 – JULY 16, 2011

For more information: Gitterman Gallery

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