Fyodor Telkov is a young Russian photographer whose 36 Views has recently won the first Fotocanal Photography Book Competition. The views in question are of two giant mountains of waste on the outskirts of the copper-mining town of Degtyarsk. These black-and-white images of a bleak landscape are possessed of a chilly beauty.
36 views goes back to the renowned series of prints of the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai: 36 views of Mount Fuji. Telkov has captured thirty-six images of the small mining town of Degtyarsk, in the Russian región of Sverdlovsk, at each end of which we find two huge waste heaps. The two mountains of dead rock are visible from all angles, an environmental catastrophe that is the daily horizon for the inhabitants of Degtyarsk. The city grew with copper mining – an activity that left its mark on the landscape – and its consequences.
This Project is the winner of the First Fotocanal Photography Book Competition, organized by the Comunidad de Madrid and Ediciones Anómalas.
Fyodor Telkov (Russia, 1986) is member of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia and lives and Works in Ekaterinburg. He has participated in numerous exhibitions including Photo Biennial Foto Fest 12 (Houston, USA, 2012) Festival di Cortona (Cortona, Italy, 2013), Pingyao International Photography Festival (Pingyao, China, 2013), Young Photo 1/2” See (Sant Petersburg, Russia, 2013) among others.
32 x 21,5 cm. 88 pages