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
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