Victor Ershov’s People

It’s not an easy task to find his work on internet, in this age in which you can find everything about everyone. But I was preparing a new Out of the Blues, when I stumbled upon couple webpages with some of his work. But maybe his life explains why.

Victor Ershov was born in Estonia, in 1949, moving afterwards with his family to Moscow where he started studying film and photography at the Palace of Pioneers, a famous studio headed by Izrail Isaakovich Goldberg, who trained dozens of professional photographers including photo correspondents working for Ogonyok and Soviet Photo magazines and APN and Reuter news agencies. After getting his graduation in journalism he then went through famous underground exhibitions by Moscow Gorkom on Malaya Gruzinskaya street. Victor Ershov dies on a Moscow suburban train though, in circumstances that have never been explained. His archive was given to the Yuri Rybchinsky and Eduard Gladkov Fund, to be transferred later to the Moscow House of Photography.

Victor Ershow never became famous. He was a post-Soviet in the Soviet times.

Who's in there, by Victor Ershov 1975

Who’s in there, by Victor Ershov 1975

Recreation, by Victor Ershov 1970

Recreation, by Victor Ershov 1970

In the Moskva swimming pool, by Victor Ershov 1980

In the Moskva swimming pool, by Victor Ershov 1980

Perestroika, by Victor Ershov 1990

Perestroika, by Victor Ershov 1990

Boy with bandaged head, by Victor Ershov 1990

Boy with bandaged head, by Victor Ershov 1990

At the psychoneurological clinic, by Victor Ershov 1990

At the psychoneurological clinic, by Victor Ershov 1990

Hovel Waiting, by Victor Ershov 1980

Hovel Waiting, by Victor Ershov 1980

Queue for fish, by Victor Ershov 1970

Queue for fish, by Victor Ershov 1970

by Victor Ershov 1968

by Victor Ershov 1968

More related articles you want to read:

Samer Mohdad, War Children (NSFW);
B Shot by a Stranger: It Keeps Going (NSFW);

Gay, Russian and Naked, by Alexander Kargaltsev;
The Corpses of My Hours, by Boris Loeve;
Portfolio Review!;
Majid Saeedi: Lucas Dolega Award;

and also:

The Experts and the Creative World on 2HeadS;
The Camera Obscura in the scientific war between Christianity and Islam
Philip-Lorca diCorcia in the Street;  
Katharine Cooper’s White Africans;  
The Roma Project, by Kieran Kesner;
Exhibitions: Go!

April, 2014 – by ©Gonzalo Bénard for 2HeadS
follow @GBenard on twitter – Facebook
Portfolio Reviews

For any other contact about 2HeadS or my Photographic Work, from Art Galleries, Curators, Art Collectors, etc, please use the GBénard/2HeadS email. Thank you.

Feel free to comment, ask or share any article on 2HeadS everytime you feel that you can add something interesting and positive to the articles.