Boris Mikhailov was born in 1938 in Kharkov, Ukraine. He was working as a technical engineer, he started to take nude photos of his wife. When the KGB discovered the nude photographs, he got fired from his job at the factory, and began a full time career as a photographer. His photographic works are stretched between two extreme poles - documentaries and staged photographs. His work is a mixture of political and personal problems, connected by humour.
Helen Petrovsky wrote a great article about “The Metaphysics of Boris Mikhailov”, which I can highly recommend.
You can see the entire page with all posts of Boris Mikhailov’s work here on Lost in Publications.@1 year ago with 6 notes
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