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This is a book of the photographs of Russian photographer Emil Gataullin. Emil Gataullin came to public attention after he won the Alfred Fried Awards competition in 2014 with a photograph of two boys upside down on a swing. This photograph is included in the book. Emil¬†Gataullin is based in Moscow where he works as […]

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Taylor Wessing LLP is an international law firm with offices in 33 countries around the world. Since 2008 they have been sponsoring a major portrait competition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Taylor Wessing specialises in several fields of law. These include: energy, financial institutions, healthcare, life sciences and private wealth. Out of 4,303 […]

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This film was released in 1993. I’ve only just discovered it. The DVD I bought was in Russian with English sub-titles. It included an interview with the director, Artur Aristakisyan. In the interview Artur Aristakisyan says that films of this kind are received with either rapture or hostility. In this case he says, mostly hostility. […]

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The Thief or Vor is a Russian film directed by Pavel Chukhrai. It was released in 1997. The author of this review is not a film buff. Films, it seems, to this author, rarely reach the level of art. Art demands a certain perfection. In the course of 25 frames per second over 120 minutes […]

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