Yury Toroptsov Appointed 2014 Archisle International Photographer in Residence

    January 22, 2014  by gareth  |  Blog

    We are pleased to announce that Yury Toroptsov is 2014 Archisle International Photographer in Residence.

    Born in 1974 in a rural community near Vladivostok, Yury Toroptsov left his native Russia in 1998 to study at the New School for Social Research in New York as a Muskie Fellow. Nourished by his Far-Eastern origins, American travels and the current residence in Europe, Yury Toroptsov keeps at the core of his work what constitutes a common denominator for those distant cultures: people and their identity and the permanence of myths. Memories, metamorphosis, profane and sacred are the recurring themes in his photographs. Toroptsov lives and works in Paris. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group shows including at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris (2008), Moscow House of Photography (2013) and Le Bal, Paris (2011). His first book, Marilyn and I was published by Verlhac Editions in 2011. Yury Toroptsov is represented by Galerie Photo 12, Paris.

    Download Media Release here: Archisle_IPR_Appointment_Media_Release_2014