Mikhail Dashevsky is a documentary photographer but he positions himself as art photographer. His works belong to minor form, usually making single images, sometimes with series, and creating each time poetically complex image.

I think that an event can not stay with the viewer for long. Witnessing something happen, having an emotional reaction to it, yes, but not watching again and again every day someone looking over his shoulder, someone falling, jumping, kissing, it’s not interesting. The essence of genre photography, to me, is capturing the situation that makes emotional impact on the photographer, or the viewer, and makes them put the picture on their wall and thus let it into their lives.

Mikhail Dashevsky

The exhibition at ROSHOTO comprises photographs of both ordinary days and holidays and significant dates in Moscow history. These images capture the everyday life in Moscow, as seen by an insider sharing the city’s life.