"What you want to be is a poet…To voice the real and at the same time create an image that is a world in itself, with its own coherence, its autonomy and sovereignty; an image that thinks." —Luc Delahaye
Siberia is evocative of sub-zero temperatures, prisons, isolation, and intriguing for all we don’t know about this vast region. Maximishin’s work captivates the attention because it is remarkably insightful and well composed. We see a Siberia revealed in the quotidian details of people going about their business and contained in their worlds.
Whether this type of work transcends “Photojournalism” to become “Fine Art” (and selling in a gallery on 57th Street) is a disputation that will always be around. Maximishin is a talented, award winning, dyed-in-the-wool photojournalist. Whether his work needs the blessings of the market, curators, and influencers, seems beside the point. —Lane Nevares