Common People

photo, installation

The project consists of several dozen impersonal portraits (manually spoiled or initially taken without faces) of Ukrainian gays who hide their homosexuality from others, i.e. family, colleagues, friends.

The portrait is often perceived as one of the most honest genres of photography. It should reveal the personality and character of a human. The destruction of portraits, hiding of the faces of the heroes is a symbolic act. 

Installation shots from Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv: 

Installation shots from Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam:

Installation shots from CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Paris:

Original images: 

Shown at:
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
Robert Kananaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada