#draft #russia by Dmitry Markov

#draft #russia by Dmitry Markov

“They are not just ‘social photographs,’ as many people see them, they are my personal encounters and scenes. Every added picture is another chapter in my own history. And when I get asked why I go after ‘life’s unpleasant side,’ and I reply, ‘because I am a part of it,’” states Dmitry Markov about #draft #russia.

New York based gallery agnès b presents Markovs unflinching documentation of daily life in the Russian province of Pskov. Markov weaves a narrative of human vulnerability, addiction, candor, and pathos.

He is documenting his life and sharing on Instagram all his pictures taken with his smartphone. Only a lonely man can, with his fascinating day-by-day pictures posted on Instagram, create such a long-term self-portrait, searching for himself through the presence of the others.

Exhibition at agnès b. boutique galerie
6 April – 4 June 2019