Russia without the skin by Sergey Maximishin

Sergei Maximishin depicting the real Russia
 Sergey Maximishin is one of the most important photographers from Russia. Twice a winner of World Press Photo, his works have been published in The Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Stern, Business Week, Focus, Der Profile and in many popular Russian magazines. / Masha (right), an inseminator, and her sister Luba, a milkmaid. Tosnenskyi area (St. Petersburg region), 2004.
He depicts the real Russia, a country that might not look too pretty at first sight but is brimming with feeling, emotion and charm. The collection could be called “Russia without the skin.” The photos depict bars, strippers, people swimming in icy waters, drinking tea or walking in May through the snow. People living ordinary lives are transformed into something special through Sergey’s lens. / Fish loading. Ozerkovskyi fish factory, Kamchatka, 2006.
 Sergey Maximishin turned 50 in 2014 and decided to sum up his life’s work, combining it into one exhibition. He chose 100 photographs to share them with the world. He plans to turn it into a book containing 100 photos, each with its own story about how it was created. / Krasnokamensk city, Zabaikalskyi region, Russia, 2006.
Sergey Maximishin’s photo album “The Last Empire. Russia 20 years on” (2007) was a big hit in Russia and France. / Hot mineral spring, Kamchatka, 2006.
This photo, “Amateur troupe of the Naïve Theatre drinking tea. Psycho-neurological boarding school №7, St. Petersburg, 2003”, was chosen as the winner of World Press Photo 2004 in the category of Arts and Entertainment.
Preparing an exhibition. Russian Museum in St. Petersburg , 2000
Aleksandro-Svirskyi Monastery, St. Petersburg region, 2002.
Eid Al-Adha celebration, St. Petersburg, 2004.
Ferry crossing the Irtish river, Tobolsk, June, 2005.
College of Theology, Makhachkala, Dagestan (Caucasus region of Russia), 2004.
The exhibition will be on display until 13th of June. Address: Centre of Design ARTPLAY, Nizhnya Syromyatnicheskaya Street, 10/2, Moscow. / Military parade in Moscow on the 65th anniversary of Victory Day, 2010

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