Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive

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Photo Oxford  8–24 September 2017 Russian Criminal Tattoos: A Lexicon of Crime

Curators Greg Hobson and Tim Clark selected thirty-four photographs from the Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive as part of the Photo Oxford photography festival with the collective theme: Conceal/Reveal. ‘The medium is the perfect vehicle for an enquiry of this duality given its unique link to notions of perception and reality, truth and knowledge since the photograph is both exalted and decried for playing with appearances.’

The exhibited works, by Arkady Bronnikov and Sergei Vasiliev, were shown at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Oxford. Other participants in the festival included Martin Parr, Edgar Martins and Mariken Wessels.

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