About: Katya Knyazeva

aka avezink

I am a book designer and illustrator, I grew up in Siberia. After years of drifting in East Asia I became fascinated by urban form and photography. One day, my family sent me some Soviet cameras and a box of expired DDR film, and this accelerated a transition from digital to analog. Shanghai is a special city, and I feel privileged to explore and document its lesser known corners. These days, I spend my time wandering the streets, hunting down old film stock and swapping eccentric cameras with friends in Shanghai.



Exhibitions by Katya Knyazeva (1 current & 1 archive)

Archive : Shanghai Expired

In: Archives · Guests

  The real Shanghai skyline is at street level. Unfortunately, the most interesting neighborhoods are being liquidated. The city thrived in transformation, but the latest changes will erase everything that was uniquely Shanghai. I’m documenting the city’s ‘residue’ using archaic tools and film media that is also dying gracefully.

Archived exhibition

About Bop

BOP name originated in French, it could be translated as: “wave and particle craft”.
BOP is an association whose goal is to promote film photography. It offers each member virtual space for their online portfolio and also aims at organizing collective paper exhibitions and publishing booklets. All BOP members are passionate photographers who aim at achieving high standards for each picture together with artistic coherency in their exhibitions.

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