THE WEDDING by Boris Mikhailov
Published by Morel Books, 2010.
9.25" x 9.5"
Edition of 1000
The Wedding is challenging and provocative, Mikhailov's photographs document human casualties living in post-communist Eastern Europe after the demise of the Soviet Union. They are unflinching and ruthless depictions of poverty and the homeless (also known as Bomzhes) living in the margins of Russia's new economic regime without social support or care. This series presents a simulated wedding between two homeless people often naked and in sexual poses, set amongst their own surroundings.