ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nikolay Bakharev was born in the village of Mikhailovka (Altai region) in 1946. He lost his parents when he was four and was brought up in an orphanage until he came of age. He worked at the Novokuznetsk Metallurgical Combine as a mechanic until 1970. He took pictures to order of city dwellers, working in the service of everyday life.
His personal exhibitions were held in Russia, Bulgaria, Slovakia (V International Month of Photography in Bratislava), Germany, USA, France (Les Rencontres d'Arles 2013), Great Britain, Czech Republic.
Nikolay Bakharev's photographs took part in the Venice Biennale (2013), as well as in a large number of Russian and international photo exhibitions. His works are in public and private collections, including the Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow), Novokuznetsk Art Museum (Novokuznetsk), The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (University of Texas at Austin), Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona Beach).