Illicit Soviet-Era Photography Mashups Illicit Soviet-Era Photography Mashups …

“On the one hand, I utilized Communist visual clichés from the magazine, such as a cosmonaut, a tractor driver, a collective farm director, a seamstress, etc. On the other hand, my deliberately simple, amateur-looking pictures of naked women. And these women who stood in lines and hauled around bags full of hard-won groceries, joined us for vodkas and lived in overpopulated communal apartments. But they were also the women we were friends with, the ones we dated, fell in love with, and married. In this sense I juxtaposed ideological glamour with real life.”

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