Semaine 12/52 : Dimitry de Julia Borissova

Biography : 

Julia Borissova was born in Tallinn, Estonia. She lives in St.Petersburg, Russia where she studied at the Academy of Photographic skills in 2009-2010. She graduated from Foundation of information and cultural projects « FotoDepartament », program « Photography as a research », 2011-2013. Participated in a Master class of: S. Maximishin (Russia), 2010; Nordic Photography Experience – Jan Grarup (Denmark, agency NOOR) class, 2011; Morten Andersen (Norway) class, 2011, 2012; Luuk Wilmering (Dutch) class, 2012; Anouk Kruithof (Dutch) class, 2013;  Jaap Scheeren (Dutch) class, 2014; participated in a Workshop of the international photography magazine FOAM.

Her work has been exhibited in national and international solo and group shows. She is author of the art-books: ‘J.B. about men floating in the air’ (Limited Edition, self published, 2015), ‘Address’ (First English edition, self published, 2015), ‘DOM (Document Object Model)’ (First English edition, self published, 2014), ‘Running to the Edge’ (Limited edition, self published, 2014), ‘The Farther Shore’ (Limited edition, self published, 2013)

Julia Borissova employs a greater variety of photographic techniques and styles. Her interest is in the conceptual side of the work.Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris).

Dimitry : 

An incident that happened in the end of XVI century Russia became a starting point for this work. Tsarevich Dmitry, the last son of Ivan the Terrible died under mysterious circumstances from a knife wound to his throat, people speculated on the possible various causes for his death.


« I was intrigued by how the image of the past can reform in our minds today. Is it possible to imagine the true picture of the world while knowing that so much information is distributed to manipulate people’s minds for political purposes? Despite conscious efforts to perceive information objectively, brain generates myths that distort your logical thinking, making you conform to the ideas that are convenient for you. Consequently, myth becomes the very « reality, » in which people sincerely believe. »

Self published art book
First Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies
145 x 190 mm / Die Cut Hardcover, handmade binding / 88 pages
Date of publication: 2016
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