FOTOFEST 2012 BIENNIAL Fine Print Auction

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67. Alexander Gronsky, Moscow, Russia

Mar'ino II, Moscow, 2009

from the series The Edge 


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Pigment Print on Archival Paper, Printed in 2010, Edition 1/10 + 2 Artist Proofs
18 ¼ x 23”, signed and titled on a label
Donation of the artist and
Gallery.Photographer.ru, Moscow, Russia


$1,200

 
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Alexander Gronsky

Alexander Gronsky is one of the most widely exhibited photographers working in Russia. He has been called a “poet of the borders,” photographing the marginal landscapes of urban areas.  He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Russia and abroad, and his work is included in the collections of international venues including the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam; and Gallery.Photographer.ru, Moscow, among others. In 2011 he was awarded the Prix Photographique Ville de Levallois-Epson. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Esquire, Afisha, Wallpaper, and Art+Auction. Mr. Gronsky was born in 1980 in Tallinn, Estonia, and has lived and worked in Russia since 2006. He is represented by Agency.Photographer.ru and Gallery.Photographer.ru in Moscow.

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68. Yury Kozyrev, Moscow, Russia 
Russian Copper Mine, 2009


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Pigment Print, Printed in 2012
17  x 26 ½”
Signed with a certificate
Donation of the artist and Noor Photo Agency
and Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


$1,500


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Yury Kozyrev

Yury Kozyrev is one of Russia’s best-known photojournalists and editorial photographers. For over twenty years, he has been doing photo reportage, documenting major conflicts in Iraq, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and the former Soviet Union, including two Chechen wars. From 2003 to 2009, he lived in Baghdad as a contract photographer for Time and covered both sides of the Iraqi war. He has received numerous honors for his work, including several World Press Photo Awards for his coverage of Iraq and Chechnya, especially the Beslan school massacre. He received the Overseas Press Club Olivier Rebbot Award in 2004, the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for photojournalism in 2006, and the Frontline Club Award in 2008. Most recently, Mr. Kozyrev won the Visa d’Or News Award in 2011 for his series On Revolution Road, focusing on the Arab Spring protests and demonstrations.   Born in Moscow in 1963, he later graduated from the Moscow State University School of Journalism in 1986.

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69. Sergey Maximishin, St. Petersburg, Russia

Pioneers in the Museum of Old Urban Life

(Former Memorial Apartment of Lenin), 2010



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Light Jet Print, Printed in 2011
Edition 1/15
12 x 17 ¾”
Signed and titled in pen on back
Donation of the artist


$2,700
 


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Sergey Maximishin

Sergey Maximishin is known for his creative use of color in photo reportage. Many of his color works refer to the history of Russian painting. He grew up in Kerch, a city in the Crimean region of Ukraine. In 1982, he entered the Faculty of Physics & Mechanics at the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, Department of Experimental Nuclear Physics. From 1985 to 1987, he served in the Soviet Army as a photographer with the Soviet military experts group. After graduation, he worked at the Laboratory of Scientific & Technical Expertise of the State Hermitage, and in 1996, he joined the Press Photographers Department of the St. Petersburg Union of Journalists. In 1999, he began to work for the newspaper Izvestia. Since 2003, Mr. Maximishin has been working with the German agency Focus.

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70. Karen Mirzoyan
Moscow, Russia and Los Angeles, California Untitled, 2009
from the series  Moscow, The Quest - Emptiness and Silence


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Pigment Print on Baryte Paper, Printed in 2011 11 ¾ x 17 ½”
Signed with a certificate from the artist Donation of the artist


$2,500
 


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Karen Mirzoyan

Karen Mirzoyan is one of the highly regarded younger photographers now working in Russia. In 2010, he was the winner of the Magnum Foundation’s Young Photographer in the Caucasus Award for his documentary project Unrecognized. In 2007, he was awarded a Training of the Trainers certificate from World Press Photo, and for the next two years, he worked as an instructor at the Caucasus Institute in Armenia.  He has participated in over twenty international exhibitions both nationally and abroad. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Times, FOTO8, National Geographic Turkey, and National Geographic Traveler, among many others. Recently, he has been working on a series on how light and color affect the emotional visualization of Moscow. Mr. Mirzoyan was born in Georgia in 1981 and later graduated from the Yerevan State Linguistic University in Armenia in 2003. He has worked internationally as a photographer and photojournalist, traveling throughout Armenia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Russia.

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71. Peter Riedlinger, Berlin, Germany
Kedar Settlement/Palestinian Farmer, 2002
from the series US/Them II


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C-type Print on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper
Printed in 2011
Edition 2/5
16 x 19 ¾”
Signed and titled in pen on back 
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$3,000
 


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Peter Riedlinger

Peter Riedlinger is a Berlin-based artist whose photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group shows, including Liepzig: Fotografie seit 1839 (2011) at the Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig; Paradise Homes (2011) at Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig; Us/Them II (2010) at Goethe-Institut, Damascus; Nonplaces, Places (2009) at Galerie fur Zeitgenoessische Kunst Leipzig; The Jerusalem Show II (2008) at Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem; Reality Crossings 2 (2007) at Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen; and The Earth (2006) at the FotoFest Biennial, Houston. He is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. His work is represented in major public collections including those of the Galerie fur Zeitgenoessische Kunst Leipzig, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, and Museum of Applied Arts Zurich. He published his first monograph, Hero City (Vienna: Triton, 1999), to critical acclaim. He is represented by Filipp Rosbach Galerie in Leipzig, and studied photography at the University of Art & Design in Zurich and the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts) in Leipzig.   
 

www.peter-riedlinger.de

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72. Erika Larsen, Hoboken, New Jersey 
Lavvo in the Snow, 2011
from the series The People That Walk with Reindeer


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Archival Pigment Print
Artist Proof 1/1
24 x 30”
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$2,000

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Erika Larsen

Erika Larsen’s work explores cultures with a strong connection to the natural world. To create her most recent series, she spent three years living with, and working as a housekeeper for, a family of Sámi reindeer herders in the Scandinavian Arctic. The People That Walk with Reindeer had its debut solo exhibition at the Gällivare Museum, Sweden, in the summer of 2011. She has been recognized by World Press Photo and the New Jersey State Council of the Arts, and she is also a Fulbright Scholar. Her work has recently been included in The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2 (New York: Humble Arts, 2011). Ms. Larsen’s work has been published and exhibited internationally at venues including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. During the FotoFest 2010 Biennial, she was part of the group show Road to Nowhere

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