The Wedding. Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine).
Photographs by Boris Mikhailov
Published and designed in London by Mörel Books, 2010.
Limited edition of 1,000. There is also a special edition of 30 hand-bound in leather.
Ukrainian-born Boris Mikhailov is one of the leading photographers from the former Soviet Union. Mikhailov is known for documenting invisible, poor, marginalized groups of Soviet and post-Soviet society. His images very often depict homeless, drunk people. They are into viewers’ face, making one feel uncomfortable and unease.
Disturbing, provocative, yet beautiful book documenting the wedding of a homeless couple in Ukraine. The book represents an interesting imitation of a wedding album.