Sergey Chilikov is a Russian photographer born in Kilemary, Mari Republic, in 1953. He started photographing in 1973, at a time when the Soviet Union frowned on the notion of photography as artwork. In reaction, Chilikov distilled into his photography both his personal obsessions and absurd observations of his country . Chilikov's series of photographs bring us a different vision of Central Russia revealed through his encounters with people.
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