Boris Savelev

Boris Savelev is one of the most important and well-known photographers working in Russia today. He first came to the attention of the art-world in the west with the publication of Secret City by Thames and Hudson in 1981. This established Boris Savelevs´s reputation as one of the most serious artists of a new generation of photographers emerging from the former USSR.

Savelev’s extraordinary photographic work has earned him a place in major international collections worldwide, among them, the Corcoran Galley in Washington, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Staatsgallerie of Stuttgart, the Saarland Museum in Saarbrucken, Germany, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe and many other major institutions.

The Ukrainian artist Boris Savelev is now a refugee in Spain.
These portfolios contain images selected by Boris that cover his creative life from 1971 until 2021.

Humble Man (1974-1979) | Red Arrow (1980-1986) | Secret City (1981-1988)
Kodachrome (1987-2006) | Bolshoy (1985-1987) | My Czernowitz (1987-2021)
Depot (1987-2021) | Digital World (2000-2021)

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