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Street dirt


The project started in 2012 in Yekaterinburg. It is a symbiosis of street art, photography and social journalism. Its purpose – to show the conventional model of the perception of homeless people, which is used by most parts of the society. In the course of the project, the artists travelled to Russian cities, making portraits of homeless people and recorded their life stories. Then these photos were transferred to the canvas, where the dye pigment was street dirt. Portraits of the homeless people are naturally made on MDF boards by the city itself (video of the process), without the intervention of artists: street dirt flying out from under the wheels of cars, passers footprints. All the portraits are made on the basis of real photos of homeless people from the streets of Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities. In 2015, the project won the Grand Prix in the international contest of portraits «Portret now!».

The tenth Krasnoyarsk Biennale, Krasnoyarsk, 2013