Sergei Gitman

Sergei Gitman, b. 1944, Moscow.

Sergei Gitman is an outspoken and effective social activist in many causes, particularly in the interests of tuberculosis patients in Russian prisons. Nonetheless, Gitman has chosen to work an entirely silent art form, photography. Gitman was an early underground photographer in the Soviet Union and one of the ‘Seventies Group” in Moscow. Gitman’s architectural and street photography is coolly formal and some of his most compelling work is reminiscent of Atget’s documentation of architectural detail in Paris. Gitman’s subject is Moscow – far less lovely than Paris - rougher and more beaten down, but still beautiful.

Gitman chronology and exhibitions.

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