Boris Savelev’s obscure Russia

Boris Savelev, Speaking Lady, 1988 It is perhaps Boris Savelev’s first career as a scientist that makes his photographs look as if they don’t immediately fit into a history of representation. Born in Russia in 1947, Savelev chooses subjects which initially appear to be scattered, even accidental: the faint silhouette of a man riding on…

Staring into Space

Leader of the opposition in Great Britain, Ed Miliband, at the Bethnal Green Academy 10 January 2012. Photo by Stefan Rousseau, PA. Frequent readers of this blog will know that I have turned my attention to the so-called photo op on a number of occasions. For instance, in my post ‘A Photo Op Gone Awry’,…