Monday, March 27, 2017

Sasha Kargaltsev: Controversal Photographer

Sasha Kargaltsev

Sasha Kargaltsev (Александр Каргальцев) was born in Moscow, Russia. As a photographer, Kargaltsev is known for his series of nude male portraiture. In 2012, he published a book titled Asylum with nude portraits of Russian gay asylum seekers in the United States. In 2014, he responded to the allegedly racist photograph of Russian model Dasha Zhukova sitting on a black woman who posed as a chair with his version of the photo. His activism works also included organization of a protest against IKEA for the removal of photograph of a lesbian couple from the Russian edition of IKEA Family Live magazine. Kargaltsev is represented by Gallery Mooi Man in Europe and multiple galleries in US, including Gitana Rossa in New York City.
His short movies, The Cell (2010) and The Well (2009) won him a scholarship at the Russian State University of Cinematography. Kargaltsev moved to New York City in 2009 after winning a scholarship in New York Film Academy. He applied for political asylum in United States citing persecution, based on his sexual orientation. Kargaltsev's asylum was approved in May, 2011, after nine months of hearings. The evidence gathered was presented to USA Immigration and Naturalization Services.
Kargaltsev debut as a theatre director was the play The Net which was staged in Dixon Place in New York. He also directed the play Crematorium which was based on a story written by Russian playwright Valeriy Pecheykin. The play was staged in its abridged version at New York's Shelter Studios and Gene Frankel Theatre.
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