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Games Children Play (1987-1993)

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Anton and Revolver, 1992, Gelatin silver print
Anton at Pushkinskaya 10, 1991, Gelatin silver print
Untitled (self portrait with Tanya), 1992, Gelatin silver print
Untitled (Pause), 1992, Gelatin silver print
Sasha and Serezha (accordion), Temporary Orphanage, 1991
Misha and Tanya, Kitchen of the Temporary Orphanage, Mokhovaya St., 1992
Zhenya and Vadik, Bathroom in a Communal Apartment, St. Petersburg, 1997
Masha (In the bathroom), 1996, Gelatin silver print
Children Smoking, Chkalovksy Prospect, 1991
Two Boys at the Ping-Pong Table, Ozerki Orphanage, 1994
A Pair (Radio), 1992, Gelatin silver print
Stasik with a Wrench, 1992, Gelatin silver print


Evgeny Mokhorev was born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, in 1967. A childhood interest in photography led him to join the famous Leningrad photo club “Mirror” and to pursue a career as a professional photographer. Since the late 1980s, Mokhorev has explored the territories of childhood and adolescence and the transition to adulthood. In 1992, he showed his series Games Children Play during the Mois de la Photo festival in Paris, his first solo exhibition outside of the Soviet Union.

Mokhorev has been a member of the Union of Photographers of Russia since 1992. In 1993, he won the “Discovery of the Year” award at the First Russian Photo Festival. In 1996, he was nominated the Photoartist of the Year. He has received several government grants for his work, and in 1997, he became a member of the Union of Russian Artists. Mokhorev lives and works in St. Petersburg.

Selected Exhibitions

"Evgeny Mokhorev/Margo Ovcherenko," Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

"Evgeny Mokhorev," Art Espace 22, Brussels, Belgium
"Age of Trouble," Galerie RTR, Paris

"Walks in the City, Bagration Bridge," Moscow Photo Biennial, Moscow, Russia

“Idea Photographic: After Modernism,” Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
“Contemporary St. Petersburg through the Eyes of Photographers,” The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

"Troubled Age, Bagration Bridge” and “Gliding Light, Manezh,” Moscow Photo Biennial, Moscow, Russia

"Evgeny Mokhorev," Goethe Institute, German Cultural Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

“20/20 – Twentieth Century Photographic Acquisitions by Twenty Leading Patrons,” Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

"Games Children Play," St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Russia: Chronicles of Change, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

"Games Children Play," First Moscow Photo Biennial, Moscow, Russia
“Russian Photographers: Renewal and Metamorphosis from the late Soviet era to the 1990s,” the M.I.T. Museum, Cambridge, MA, USA

"Experiences photographiques Russes," Mois de la Photographie Photography Festival, Paris, France

“Changing Reality: Recent Soviet Photography,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.