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Selected Works 1978-
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Published by Schilt Publishing
“Each photo must have an underlying, strong emotion.” -Sergey Chilikov
Since the mid seventies Sergey Chilikov – who holds a PHD in philosophy – has been searching for the secrets of the Russian soul with his camera. In the far away province of Mari El, in which he lives, he has pointed his lens at the life of ordinary people and has developed a distinct aesthetic language that is far from any romantic view of country life. Locals pose in their villages simultaneously revealing and accentuating the austere surroundings. Chilikov’s Russia is a land unaltered by the drastic collapse of the Soviet Union and populated by characters that cross the line from the traditional to the sensual.
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