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A new exhibition of the well-known Russian photographer Zalman Shklyar «The Colorless City M» will be devoted only to one city - Moscow. As always, the author remains true to the genre of street photography, which he reveals in the most unexpected moments of people’s lives. The exhibited works created by the author over the past few years combine three parts: «Yard football», «Kazan station» and «Geometry and poetics».
The combination of dynamic scenes and static, pronounced geometrism and expressiveness, drama and jokes... The author seems to be trying to combine in one frame incompatible elements and, apparently, he succeeds.
Zalman Shklyar tries to open the eyes of the viewer to the real world in a low key of contrasts, which is veiled by the veil of street bustle. Unusual shapes of figures of people, buildings, close angles, high and low points of shooting...
It is possible to list the professional techniques of this photographer for a long time, but one thing is clear: behind all this artistic formality lies a deep content. And this content is unique life moments, in which are the main characters of the staff - people, their psychological portrait.
Yes, and the photographer himself confirmed this in an interview for Radio Liberty, when he said: «I have the main character of black and white photography - not even the person himself, but the psychotype of a person.»
The exhibits of Zalman Shklyar’s exhibition «The Colorless City M» will be of interest not only to admirers of street photography, but also to art lovers, as they represent the work of a real photography artist.