Margarita and Olga from The Other Shore series, 2010
Archival pigment print, printed in 2010
Hahnemuhle Ultra Smooth Photo Rag, density - 305 gsm
80cm x 120cm, 107cm x 126cm with margins
Nikita Pirogov’s works are visual poetry. The equality between photography and poetry does not result from the author's writing poetry with words and with the help of a camera but is in a literal feeling of individual Pirogov’s photos as beads from which new strings of new meanings are made when a collision of adjacent images forms a new and never before experienced feeling. What does poetry give us? A revelation? But how can one make sure that this is It? Through a movement of the air flying through their perception, piercing their bodies and mind with lightning and making one’s skin feel the presence of an invisible unknown. It is funny to speak about the invisible while speaking of photography, but it seems to me, it is present here.
(Irina Tchmyreva, PhD., curator)