Veterans: Faces of World War II
June 9 - June 30
Art at the Institute is pleased to present Veterans: Faces of World War II, a photography exhibition by Sasha Maslov.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Veterans Project is a series of portraits of people who took part in World War II – the one event in human history that cannot be compared with anything else on the scale of catastrophe, human tragedy, and the degree of impact on the future of our civilization. Every single person who participated in the war, whether they were a soldier or a general, prisoner or a guard, medical worker or an engineer, took part in shaping the image of the world as it is seen and perceived today.
This project aims to look behind the emotional drape of each individual photographed. After 70 years since the war that took millions of lives, the photographer strives to analyze and compare the fates of those who survived and are still living. For this project, the photographer travelled to multiple countries that were affected by the war the most, interviewed and took portraits of those who participated in it, with a goal to assemble a mosaic of people who at one moment were all engaged in this incredible tragedy, and in the other were living their separate lives in different corners of our planet.
Sasha Maslov is a Ukrainian-American photographer who lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited in various photo galleries and art spaces around Europe and the United States. He is a regular contributor to a number of magazines and leading publications in New York and around the Globe, and he is actively pursuing work on his documentary projects.
The exhibition continues through June 30, 2017.