Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Evgeny Mokhorev (b.1967) is a Russian photographer

Evgeny Mokhorev is a Russian photographer, born in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) in 1967. A childhood interest in photography led him to a career as a professional photographer. In 1987, Evgeny joined the famous Leningrad photo club “Mirror.” 
He is the first Russian photographer who showed such an incredible insight into the fragile and troubled world of children. Since the late 1980s, he has passionately explored the marginal territories of adolescence, the unsettling revelations of lost childhood, and the magical transformations into adulthood. In 1992, he had his first solo exhibition outside of his homeland was in Paris, right after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was held within the framework of Mois de la Photo, a Photography Festival in Paris, where his series about street kids and orphans of St. Petersburg, “Games Children Play,” became a sensation.
Mokhorev is a member of the Union of Photographers of Russia since 1992.  In 1993 he won the “Discovery of the Year” award at the First Russian Photo Festival.  In 1994 and 1998 he received a government grant for young artists. In 1996 was nominated the Photoartist of the Year.  In 1997, Mokhorev became a member of the Union of Russian Artists. He lives and works in St. Petersburg. 

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