His chosen genre is the portrait. The Ukrainian photographer prefers to produce images, distinct from but akin to each other, of people photographed in the same context (dwellings of the poor, hospitals, war zones). As a result of this, his repetitive catalogs of human types convey the story of a population suffering economic deprivation or the anguish of victims of war. Chekmenev has created a striking and disturbing collective portrait of contemporary Ukrainian society.
This exhibition includes photo series produced by the photographer over the past 17 years.
Curated by Konstantin Akinsha and Alisa Lozhkina.
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Project financed by the Temerty Fund at KBF Canada.