NA4JOPM8

1650,00
A photobook will be available from the 15th of November 2021

“NA4JOPM8” — the name of the photo series by Ukrainian photographer Igor Chekachkov. It appeared after Chekachkov’s eponymous hard drive with a ten-year archive of 250,000 photographs was accidentally destroyed and later (partially) restored. The photos (that later became damaged files) went through unpredictable circumstances and deep artistic reflection. The photo book addresses Ukrainian social and political issues through personal stories of universal experiences such as loss, passion, intimacy, and loneliness. Random computer algorithms meant that Chekachkov accomplished the goal he had set and postponed for several years. He combined two vectors of his practice into one, thus consolidating private and public life images into one series.


IST Publishing
Photographs: Igor Chekachkov
Errors: NA4JOPM8
Sequencing & photo edit: Ania Nałęcka-Milach & Igor Chekachkov
Book concept and design: Ania Nałęcka-Milach 
Layout: Ania Nałęcka-Milach, Kateryna Bolshakova
Text: Oleksandr Mykhed
Ukrainian text edit and proofreading: Olena Tykhonenko
Translation: Iryna Babenko
English text edit: Joe Plommer
English proofreading: Becca Parkinson

Format: 21х26 см
Edition: 750 copies
Print: MAS Matbaa (Istanbul, Turkey)
ISBN 978-617-7948-09-3
2021

Igor Chekachkov is a photographer and educator. Started as a photojournalist in 2008, in his artistic practice, he focused on the body as a target for a political subjection, exploring the boundaries between public and intimate spaces. Questioning the medium of photography, one of the areas Chekachkov works in is various computer algorithms and how they affect photography. His work has been published in Forbes, National Geographic, The Guardian (UK), Le Monde (France), Wirtschafts Wochesince (Germany), Forbes (Ukraine) and others. He also continues to exhibit his prints internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, including work in the La Quitreme Image, Paris (2014), Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris (2015), Ukrainian Museum, New York (2015), Ukrainian Cultural Center, Los Angeles (2015), Odessa // Batumi festival (2017) and many others. Member of UPHA (Ukrainian Photographic Alternative) and UAPF (Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers) group, National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine. He also teaches at the independent Photography Academy, which he founded in 2017.


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