leave the room

Viacheslav Poliakov - Osin, 2022

Inkjet print on Baryta satin Rag paper
Image: 39,5 x 26,5 cm
Edition of 10
Signed on numbered on a separate label

The proceeds of the sales go to the charity foundation Zgraya in Ukraine. 

"A lot of people know Ukraine from Chernobyl and I can't blame them. My environment is a result of the ignorant russian intervention into nature and other cultures and the consequent decay of its artifacts. Things were slowly changing over time, but a new war renewed the chaos.
I’ve started this series long before the full-scale invasion, but the torn-apart human bodies from my current newsfeed appear native to my images. Now I know — they were always there. I was photographing the same war, but its previous iteration. All generations of my family suffered from the same aimless russian agression. Now it is my turn.
Nevertheless, it’s my home, and I love my Pompeii. I use remains of my forever-falling-apart world as building bricks for my story. I want to leave things in a better state than I’ve found. It's time to stop this ugly loop."
Viacheslav Poliakov

Viacheslav Poliakov (1986, UA) is a visual artist, photographer, graphic designer from Herson, Ukraine. He obtained a master’s degree in Art Education from Herson State University and now works as a designer and photographer. He is currently based in Lviv, Ukraine.
In 2020 Viacheslav was one of the Foam Talents and he was a finalist at Vienna Photobook Festival, Circulations, Krakow Photomonth Showoff, Fotofestival Lodz Grand Prix and Prix Levallois. His works were published in among others Foam Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, GUP magazine, Lensculture and The Washington Post.

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