Mörel Books, 2010 First edition Hardcover, 58 pages, 24 x 235 mm Condition: Near Fine
Challenging and provocative, Boris Mikhailov's photographs document human casualties living in post communist Eastern Europe after the demise of the Soviet Union. They are unflinching and ruthless depictions of poverty and the homeless (also known as Bomzhes) living in the margins of Russia's new economic regime without social support or care. This series presents a simulated wedding between two homeless people set amongst their own surroundings.
Mikhailov's photography, often presented in these wry even humorous situations, only add to the absurdity of this tragic life. In these engaging yet appalling pictures, the onlooker peers into an unknown world of madness, destitution, longing and death in an un-redemptive portrait of outcast humanity.
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