Bros & Brosephines Photography by Slava Mogutin
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Bros & Brosephines Photography by Slava Mogutin

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Over the past two decades, exiled Russian artist Slava Mogutin has gained international acclaim for his gritty, candid portrayal of disaffected youth and documentation of alternative urban subcultures, as well as his writings, multimedia work, and political activism. Bros & Brosephines is a survey of Mogutin’s studio and fashion photography, commissioned portraits, and previously unpublished images. From his early raw analog snapshots to elaborate compositions, sets, and post-production, Bros & Brosephines offers Mogutin’s signature explosive blend of art, fashion, fetish, and innovative LGTBQ expressivism transcending and dissecting the conventional notions of beauty and masculinity. The monograph also features Mogutin’s collaborations with fellow artists, including Brian Kenny, Gio Black Peter, Andrey Bartenev, Asher Levine, Martin Elmasflaco, Sebastien Meunier, François Sagat, Jan Wandrag, and many more.

  • Hardcover
  • 9.5 x 12 inches
  • 192 pages
  • 2017

Slava Mogutin is a Siberian-born, New York-based multimedia artist, author, and filmmaker exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writings and activism. A third-generation writer and self-taught journalist and photographer, Mogutin became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the U.S. on the grounds of homophobic persecution. He is the author of seven books of writings in Russian, as well as two critically acclaimed monographs of photography, Lost Boys and NYC Go-Go, and a collection of poetry, Food Chain.

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