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Gleb Kosorukov: Heroes of Labour or 100 from the Stakhanov Mine

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Gleb Kosorukov: Samasthiti
Gleb Kosorukov: Samasthiti

Pbk, 11.75 x 8 in. / 440 pgs / 428 color. | 11/19/2019 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783958296312 | $95.00



Gleb Kosorukov: SamasthitiGleb Kosorukov: Samasthiti

Published by Steidl.
Text by Gleb Kosorukov.

The concept of Samasthiti—Sanskrit for “returning to the original balanced state”—is to blend two formally independent sequences by Russian-born, Paris-based photographer Gleb Kosorukov, shot over a period of two months. The first sequence is part of a larger body of work taken in the area of conflict in Eastern Ukraine. It comprises images of urban destruction caused by heavy bombardment that are presented here in the order the shots were taken. The second sequence was made in Paris, providing technical images for an Ashtanga yoga book published by teachers Gérald Disse and Linda Munro. This sequence is similarly strictly arranged, in the order the images were presented in the draft layout of the yoga book. The intentionally mechanical combination of these two unmanaged and independent sequences produces multiple new narratives for the viewer to interpret. Kosorukov’s Smasthiti serves as a metaphor for the new reality toward which he believes we are currently slowly drifting.



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Steidl

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Paperback, 11.75 x 8 in. / 440 pgs / 428 color.

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Gleb Kosorukov: Heroes of Labour or 100 from the Stakhanov MineGleb Kosorukov: Heroes of Labour or 100 from the Stakhanov Mine

Published by Steidl.
Text by Gleb Kosorukov.

On 31 August 1935, Alexej Stakhanov, a jackhammer operator at Central-Irmino coal mine, mined a record 102 tons of coal in five hours and forty-five minutes (fourteen times his daily quota). The launch of an unprecedented state-run campaign for popularizing extraordinary labor achievements made Stakhanov a Soviet preeminent hero. Soon after, his portrait appeared on the cover of Time. For the first time a laborer had been elevated to worldwide fame for his performance at work. Since then the term "Stakhanovism" has defined ecstatic labor and professional over-accomplishment as a form of heroism. On the 74th anniversary of Stakhanov's achievement, Gleb Kosorukov undertook a photographic research project on the identity of modern miners as an archetype of the working class, affected by the changing value of material labor and the decline of social justice. Kosorukov took 100 portraits of miners during shift changes at the largest mine in Europe, located in the eastern Ukraine, which bears the name of Stakhanov. Due to the neoliberal pressure of global capitalism and the radical changes in the nature of the labor market, Ukrainian mines are closing apace; more than 100,000 miners stand to lose their jobs within the next five years. Kosorukov's work examines what remains of the minermyth in the image of the worker-heroes of today.

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