Additional information on Boris Mikhailov the-artists.org
Modern and Contemporary artist and art - Boris Mikhailov manifesta.es
Boris Mikhailovâ€™s body of work arrives out of a logic of subtle resistance he adopted in the 1960s while working as a photographer responsible for documenting the factory infrastructure in Kharkiv, Ukraine. tate.org.uk
- Boris Mikhailov, Audio Commentary
During the 1970s and 1980s, Boris Mikhailovâ€™s photographs featured satirical criticism of the Soviet regime. Since the demise of the Soviet Union, he has documented the poverty and social collapse that has enveloped his homeland galeriaff.infocentrum.com
Boris Mikhailov 's photographic works are stretched between two extreme poles - documentaries and staged photographs, although their relation is not based on simple evolution from documentaries tostaging and creation. Sometimes within one work we can find obvious documentary elements, preserved in the photographic image, alongside different, staged elements. artphoto
Interview, Case History: Boris Mikhailov Revisited
Vladimir Bulat: Do you consider yourself a social artist above all, or are your photographic series only aesthetic products?
Boris Mikhailov: I donâ€™t consider myself in any way. I have found this subject and I like to make the most of it. I think that, in this part of the world at least, it cannot die â€“ it will be there forever, as long as there will be people around here. I say, in this part of the world, because in fact there are homeless people everywhere. theglobalsit.com
- Salt Lake
In Salt Lake, Boris Mikhailov's 1986 photographs provide a breathtaking throwback to life in the USSR. The photographer went to a small Ukrainian town to capture a panoply of stocky men and bikini-clad women â€” all bathing on a sea shore crowded with smokestacks and brick warehouses. guardian.co.uk
- Sloping towards death
Drunk, mad, filthy and delusional...Boris Mikhailov's images of the Ukraine's homeless leave Adrian Searle awestruck culturebase.net
- Public and private worlds by Judith Staines
Photographer Boris Mikhailov was born in 1938 in Kharkov and is recognised as one of the most important artists to have emerged from the former Soviet Union. He lives and works in Kharkov and Berlin. For over thirty years his photographs have explored the position of the individual, creating radical and often provocative ways of working. retrospective
- Boris Mikhailov: A Retrospectiveby Jill Conner
Living in the current post-Soviet era, the USSR--once prided by western intellectuals as a country that would be the first to successfully abolish class differences--finds a different image of itself in the photographic work of Boris Mikhailov. artukraine.com
- Boris Mikhailov, "The Insulted and the Injured"
BORIS MIKHAILOV went into photography full time largely because the Soviet government did not approve of his photographs. He was an engineer who worked in a factory and took pictures in his spare time. photonet.org.uk
- Boris Mikhailov
'In my work, I identify with the period and the process our country is going through.'
That the photographs of Boris Mikhailov have, for over thirty years, explored the position of the individual within the historical workings of public ideology is unsurprising, given how he started.