Thoughts – History & Theory Essay

A.
Russian ‘grassroots/underground’ photography in the 1980s-90s.
Post-war, Post-Stalin, Post-propaganda, Post-censorship…
Whilst the West went Post-modern potty in the 1980-90s it appears that the young Russian photographers experienced creative photographic liberation.

B.
Outsider art … outsider photography
Primitive art… primitive photography
Art Naïf… naïf photography
Untrained, self-taught. Raw.

C.
The prosaic, vernacular, the banal.
Found images.

D.
The global cult of Self-Publishing