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The Maze

By (Russia)

L17.7cm x W13.6cm x Thk2.2cm


This work is about the homecoming. After eight years abroad I moved back to my hometown of Moscow only to realize that home, as I envisioned it, was no longer there. The atmosphere, the people, the places - it all had changed. Now Moscow was a hostile, overwhelming territory – a b sprawling labyrinth in which I did not know what to do and how to be. I felt the need to make sense of it all, to reconnect somehow and thought that this would be possible by facing and exploring the city. In my search I aimed to go everywhere, from the central districts to the most remote, isolated parts. These journeys gave me a perception of the surroundings. But more importantly it gave me time to be on my own, to reflect on myself and the circumstances. In the end, this work was a way of dealing with tension and uncertainty, that I faced on return.

Artist Bio.

Evgeny Pustarnakov (b. 1984) graduated at BA Photography, London College of Communication, 2007 is an independent photographer, based in Moscow, Russia.

After a start in editorial photography, eventually moved towards a more personal art-documentary genre. Current work deals foremost with the subjects of home, memory and longing. Specializing in the traditional silver-gelatine process.

Book cover of The Maze
The Maze