“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