10th May 2013, by LujĂĄn Agusti, Photographic Museum
The author of âRussian Cossack Patrolâ, Denis Tarasov talks about his photographic work which is now being showcased in the Fourth Photographic Museum of Humanity Exhibition âAround the Warâ
Photographer Denis Tarasov was born in 1971 in Russia. Since a very young age he has dedicated to photography and became a member of the Union of Pictorialists of Russia. He has won many awards and his photographs are being exhibited in museums and private collections.
In his series âRussian Cossacks Patrolâ, now exhibited in âAround the Warâ he chronicles the daily lives of a group of children who have been rescued from the streets by clubs of patriotic education carried out by the Russian Cossacks.
ossacks exist in Russia since the XVI century â explains the author of âRussian Cossacks Patrolâ â and have always represented the armed class. They have been always at the service of the state and government. Nowadays, Russiaâs government supports the Cossacks, who have become the backbone of the armed power. Children are brought up by the Cossacks as future soldiers in the service of the state. In Russia, there are many educational Cossack camps. Many schools have special Cossack cadet classes. This community is official and not closed. While I was shooting my project, I saw the game set as an unreal war. Both adults and children played this game.
NEW LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY- DENIS TARASOV
New Landscape Photography
New Landscape Photography, Denis Tarasov
For more than a century, Mare Island was United State naval shipyard, located in California, USA.
I, a person born in the Soviet Union at the height of the cold war, having appeared on the territory of a US naval base, felt like a spy.
In the James Bond movies and other similar films, Hollywood had created a gallery of grotesque Soviet spies. My series, âThe Spyâs Collectionâ, is inspired by these mass culture stereotypes.