Sergei Vasiliev

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.4

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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.4
Sergei Vasiliev
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Print No.4
2010
Giclée print
112 x 165 cm

Taken between 1989 and 1993, Sergei Vasiliev’s photographs of Soviet prisoners document the secret code language of criminals in the USSR, evidence of a gritty spirit of picaresque resistance within a violently repressive culture.


     
 


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