The idea of nostalgia implies loss, memory, things or events seen from the blurry distance of time, old-fashioned ways. Young Russian photographer Denis Yakovlev is exploring the notions of nostalgia and identity in his native homeland by combining modern methods with much older ways to produce multi-layered platinum palladium contact prints on richly textured paper. The effects are both complex and simple. The ideas reverberate with melancholy, confusion and the discomfort of pulling away from old ways and breaking into the new. He seems like a young photographer to watch.
— Jim Casper
Editor's note: We met Denis Yakovlev, and discovered his work, at the excellent Photovisa Festival in Krasnodar, Russia in 2013.
A blockbuster exhibition that explores this age-old question by looking at some of the most cutting-edge, envelope-pushing practitioners of the past 40 years.
Being naked, this is nothing to hide.
Words are not even needed
Because the body speaks for itself.
Beautiful black and white nude portraits.
For over 18 years, Padilla photographed Julie Baird's complex story of multiple homes, AIDS, drug abuse, abusive relationships, poverty, births, deaths, loss and reunion — she followed Julie from the backstreets of San Francisco to the backwoods of Alaska.