Sergey Novikov:
Sergey Novikov is a visual artist. His work centers on the economy and culture of territories and societies and the mechanisms by which they function. Novikov’s photographic practice includes interventions in urban landscape and staging as well as reenactments of the visual marks of modernity. His recent projects, ZATO (2014-2016) and Grassroots (2012-2018), were exhibited in Russia and abroad, as well as shortlisted for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles in 2016 and 2017, the Photobookfest Moscow Dummy Award 2017, the 2016 Anamorphosis Prize, and the 2015 Lucie Scholarship. Novikov’s works have appeared in Esquire Russia, Russian Reporter, The Moscow Times, The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Der Spiegel, Wired, The Atlantic Cities, BuzzFeed, Dazed and Confused, and other publications. He is based in Moscow

Max Sher:
Max Sher is primarily interested in the representation of post-Soviet cultural landscape and local / problematic histories. He works in photography, installation, and video, and also produces books and zines. Sher’s work has been exhibited as part of solo and group shows at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, ROSFOTO, Shchusev Museum of Architecture, New Tretyakov Gallery, Triumph Gallery, Yekaterina Foundation, Calvert22, Mead Gallery, Yeltsin Center, Metenkov Museum of Photography, PERMM, Zarya, and others. Sher’s books include A Remote Barely Audible Evening Waltz (2013, Treemedia), Palimpsests (Ad Marginem, 2018), and 245 Khrushchev Housing Entrances (2019, self-published). He has also worked as a photographer on assignments for Süddeutsche Zeitung, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, and other publications