FRAGILE is a film about photography in the Post Soviet Era in St. Petersburg. It looks at the bitter elegancy of this town, it’s citizen and the tender and graceful models of Evgeny Mokhorev.
The film accompanies Evgeny Mokhorev as he photographs people on the street in St. Petersburg in the tradition of Brassaï. In the next part he shares a deep insight in his way of working with nude models. The film features several series of outstanding and moving photographs by Evgeny Mokhorev about children and teens in St. Petersburg.
In between the movie shows further interviews with honoured Art Collector Joseph Baio (Aperture Foundation), Nailya Alexander (Gallerist of Evgeny Mokhorev, New York), Ekaterina Kondranina (Curator, House of Photography, Moscow) and Dr. Irina Tchmyreva (Art Historian, Curator, Moscow).
BIOGRAPHY: EVGENY MOKHOREV
Evgeny Mokhorev was born in St. Petersburg (USSR) in 1967 and he made his first photographs at the age of eight. He has worked as a professional photographer since 1986 and in 1987 Evgeny joined the famous photo club “Mirror”.
Evgeny Mokhorev is a member of the Union of Photographers of Russia since 1992. In 1993 he won a prize named “Discovery of the Year” at the First Russian Photo Festival. In 1994 and 1998 he received a State Stipend for young artists. In 1995 he organized the photo studio “Taburet” in collaboration with Alexander Kitaev. Evgeny Mokhorev was nominated as Laureate for “Photoartist of the Year” in 1996 and is a member of the Union of Russian Artists since 1997. He lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Evgeny Mokhorev’s photographs are in the collections of:
• Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA
• Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA
• The Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
• The House of Photography Collection, Moscow, Russia
• Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
• Navigator Foundation, Boston, USA