WINNER 2014 and 2017 GOLDEN WEB

WINNER 2014 and 2017 GOLDEN WEB

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Asylum Book

Photo Book by Alexander Kargaltsev, signed by the author, Flexi-Bound Binding, 56 pages;
Text by Stephen Roe and Ivan Savvine; 10x10 inch (25x25 cm),
ISBN: 9780 9883 2890 7

Alexander Kargaltsev's photographic project "Asylum" explores the lives of gay men who fled Russia and sought asylum in the United States on the grounds of their sexual orientation.                 +1(347)574.0435


Jessica Yatrofsky has heart. An artist who works in different mediums, including photography, film, and performance—always with several projects going on at once—Yatrofsky has the kind of passion for her art that is necessary to sustain a creative life in New York. She tells us, laughing, “I’ve been interested in art for as far back as I can remember. I used to tell my parents I wanted to be Picasso. My feelings about Picasso are different now...[but] I was equally passionate about New York as a child. I thought, that’s what artists do, they move to New York!”
Yatrofsky came to the city about six years ago to continue her fine arts studies at Parsons. Although she grew up in Las Vegas, her father’s side of the family was second-generation Brooklyn-dwellers and Yatrofsky now feels that “living here [in Brooklyn], I feel very connected to both the old and the new and artistically there is so much to draw from.” While Yatrofsky has perhaps achieved the most acclaim through her photography, including through her incredible male-figure-examining blog “I Heart Boy,” she has also been really drawn to film, and has just completed filming her first feature-length, A Naked Heart.

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