Presentation of Nikolay Bakharev's photobook Novokuznetsk

13 March 2017


Nikolay Bakharev discusses his new photobook Novokuznetsk with art historians and contemporary photography curators.

Novokuznetsk was published in English in November 2016 by Stanley/Barker (London) in partnership with Grinberg Gallery (Moscow) and Julie Saul Gallery (New York). The book features an introduction by American curator, photographer and critic Aaron Schuman—director and editor at the online SeeSaw Magazine, who has also written for Aperture, Foam, Photoworks, ArtReview, The British Journal of Photography, The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph and The Sunday Times.

Speakers at the event include the author of the book Nikolay Bakharev, curator Evgeny Berezner, art historian Irina Chmyreva, artistic director at Grinberg Gallery and Agency Larisa Grinberg and the gallery’s co-owner, photography theorist Vladimir Dudchenko.



Nikolay Bakharev is a Russian photographer born in Mikhaylovka village (Altai Krai) in 1946 and based in Novokuznetsk (Kemerovo Oblast). He has been photographing people of Novokuznetsk for over thirty years and has taken part in many exhibitions in Russia and internationally, including The Encyclopedic Palace (the main project of the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013) and Ostalgia (the New Museum, New York, USA, 2011).



Evgeny Berezner is a curator specializing in Russian and international photography, head of PhotoVisa International Festival of Photography in Krasnodar and the chairman of the jury of the International Competition for Best Photography Publications in Central and Eastern Europe held in Bratislava, Slovakia.




Irina Chmyreva (PhD in Art History) is senior researcher at the National Institute of Art Theory and History under the Russian Academy of Arts, artistic director at PhotoVisa International Festival of Photography, lecturer and author of numerous publications on the history of photography in Russia.




Larisa Grinberg is curator and artistic director at Grinberg Gallery and Agency. She has also curated exhibitions at Na Shabolovke and Peresvetov Pereulok galleries (2014–2017). She is a lecturer at the Department of Cinema and Contemporary Art at the Russian State University for the Humanities.




Vladimir Dudchenko is a photography theorist and collector, and co-owner of Grinberg Gallery.



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