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Photo-stories of the metro will present at Gallery


The opening of the exhibition and presentation of the book of Michail Pedan’s “M” will take place on April 1 at 19:00 in the gallery Come In (RU).

A series of photos “M is for Metro” was made in 1985-86 in the Kharkiv subway, during daily trips along two lines of metro – blue and red, with a transfer in both directions.


“Every day I spent 45 minutes to get to the center and 45 minutes back. For two years, I spent 1,000 hours in the subway. Kharkiv is a big city,” said Pedan.

In a series of photos “M” the background is not just a point of view of a person sitting in a subway car. Pedan made the background below the elbow, where the camera almost does not interfere the collective contemplative silence, in moments of meditative waiting in a very large city on the great river.

115992Background: Michail Pedan is a representative of the Kharkiv School of Photography and his projects include “Stereotype”, “The End of a Beautiful Era” and “Metro”. Now Pedan lives and works in Sweden, he is engaged in the curatorial activities, and continues to delight audiences with new works.

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photo from project “The End of a Beautiful Era” by Michail Pedan

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