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Gleb Simonov is a poet and photographer, born in Russia in 1986, and currently based in New York.

His literary work has been long-listed at the international Debut Prize (2010, 2012) and appeared in many Russian poetry magazines, such as Воздух, Literratura, Polutona and others. In addition to poetry, Gleb … Read More
Gleb Simonov is a poet and photographer, born in Russia in 1986, and currently based in New York.

His literary work has been long-listed at the international Debut Prize (2010, 2012) and appeared in many Russian poetry magazines, such as Воздух, Literratura, Polutona and others. In addition to poetry, Gleb writes educational art criticism on contemporary photography and painting.

In photography, Gleb works primarily with non-urban landscapes. His work has been published in Best of Photography books produced by the Photographer's Forum magazine (2010, 2012) and the award catalog of the Exposure Prize (2010).
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A curious thing about landscape is that it's not exempt from needing to be interpreted. Just like any type of a constructed image, be it pictorial or documentary, it suggests a certain hierarchy of symbols, a statement about the world. And as such, it allows for various unexpected qualities — such as, for example… Read More
A curious thing about landscape is that it's not exempt from needing to be interpreted. Just like any type of a constructed image, be it pictorial or documentary, it suggests a certain hierarchy of symbols, a statement about the world. And as such, it allows for various unexpected qualities — such as, for example, it being 'true'. Can a landscape be 'true'?

The key properties that I focus on are small movements, silence, voluntary immobility, inanimate observation, pointing. It's an attempt to create a proposition, in which the barely visible harmonies of the outside that aren't dominant even on the image itself, are suggested to be the driving qualities through which the meaningfulness of the world can be asserted to us.
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