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MenOnPaperArt (MOPA) : Slava Mogutin : Analog Human Studies


Analog Human Studies is an ongoing project that covers two decades of Slava Mogutin’s film photography, from the outtakes from his first monograph Lost Boys (2006) to most recent commission and editorial work, portraits and nudes taken in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid and beyond.

Among the artists and personalities featured in the book are Maxima Cortina, Cassils, Christeene, Sophia Lamar, Brooke Candy, Kyle England, Boy Radio, Brian Kenny, Matthieu Charneau, Nick Theobald, Ron Athey, Dominic Johnson, Durk Dehner, Florian Hetz, Sean Ford, Andreja Pejić, Luke Abby, Jonah Almost, Isaac Powell, Nile Harris, German Lavrovsky, Jesse Thompson, Fernando Casablancas, and Pierre et Gilles.

The book is illustrated with hand-written poems and text pieces. The author describes his genre as “visual poetry, both intimate and universal.”


Born in Siberia, Slava Mogutin is a Russian-American multimedia artist, author and activist exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writing and activism. A third-generation writer and self-taught photographer, he became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the US on the grounds of homophobic persecution. Informed by his bicultural dissident and refugee experience, Mogutin’s work examines the notions of displacement and identity, pride and shame, devotion and disaffection, love and hate.

Mogutin is the author of seven books of writings in Russian, three monographs of photography and two illustrated collections of poetry published in the US, as well as numerous artist editions and zines. He’s the winner of Andrei Bely Prize for poetry and the Tom of Finland Foundation Award for artistic achievement. He lives and works between Berlin, New York and Los Angeles.


Slava Mogutin : Analog Human Studies
Published by MenOnPaperArt (MOPA), London
Softcover, 172 pages, 21 x 29.7 cm,
Limited hardcover edition of 100 copies, £300


Analog Human Studies, 12 April – 4 June 2023
Opening reception: Wednesday, 12 April, 6-8PM
Slava Mogutin’s book launch and solo exhibition at
The Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
LGBT Center
208 West 13th Street, Room 210
New York, NY 10011

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