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Silver 2019 Editorial / Photo Essay


  • Photographer
    Mikhail Bushkov
  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial / Photo Essay

In 2010 I moved to Zurich from Rostov-on-Don. My home is in Zurich, I know how trams go, how appointments are made, how bills are paid. In Rostov I no longer know any of these things. But every Monday I check the results for Rostov FC, Russian Premier League. I also need to know about a car crash on Bolshaya Sadovaya str. 44 last Sunday. Rostov is in my head: a mix of a vague memories and snapshots of present. When I go back - I'm looking at a world where I disappeared, but the world simply goes on. I see a parallel life - a life I could have had, and I feel the urge to photograph it.

Mikhail Bushkov (1985) was born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. He graduated from Rostov State University with a degree in applied mathematics, but later developed passion towards photography and filmmaking, graduated from Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Cinema and Theater in Moscow and took part in several workshops and residencies while also being a student of Magnum photographer, Alex Majoli. Currently Mikhail lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland. He combines photography with working in IT.