Cafe Ion, Moscow, 2009
© Boris Savelev
Multi-layered pigment print on gesso coated aluminium
164.2 x 109.4cm
Boris Savelev was born in Chernovitz in 1947 and moved to Moscow in 1966. He is a graduate of the Institute of Aeronautics and joined the Moscow photography club Novator in 1970. He became a full time photographer since 1982 and has had numerous exhibitions worldwide.
He is one of the best known photographers working in Russia today. Savelev’s work is about light and form -not people, but his images retain a peculiarly Russian sensibility.
For more on Boris Savelev, please also see the MH Contemporary artists section.