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Text by Jean-Jacques Marie, Ksenia Nouril, Alexey Titarenko, Gabriel Bauret. From 1986 to 1991, Alexey Titarenko (born 1962) created a series of photomontages inspired by the Russian avant-garde. Presented here in its entirety for the first time, Nomenklatura of Signs captures the uncanny, darkly comic world of Soviet life, translating it into a language of signs and symbols.
Two monographs have been published about his work: City of Shadows: Alexey Titarenko by Irina Tchmyreva (2001) and Alexey Titarenko, photographs. Essay by Gabriel Bauret (2003). Soon after being published, this book was nominated for the Best Photographic Book of the Year Prize (International Arles Festival, France 2004).
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Biography (). Titarenko was born in Leningrad, USSR, now Saint Petersburg, Russia.At age 15, he became the youngest member of the independent photo club Zerkalo (Mirror). He went on to graduate with honors from the Department of Cinematic and Photographic Art at Leningrad's Institute of Culture.
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This monograph is the first major publication devoted to American (Russian-born) photographer Alexey Titarenko's 30-year long career. The book features his autobiographical novel City of Shadows, and more than 140 photographs comprising a poetic visual narrative focused on four cities: St. Petersburg, Venice, Havana and New York.