UKRAINE BY Alex Fakso Exhibition Launch 05/09/13
Alex Fakso is an established street photographer with his lens on the underground. His works have been published in a staggering number magazines including Rolling Stone and VICE, with his photos also being used to created limited edition lines for clothing brands 55DSL and Adidas.
We invite Alex to bring his latest pieces of work from the ‘Ukraine’ series to BOXPARK for a whole month.
We’re holding an exclusive launch for the exhibition on Thursdsay 5th September on our upper deck with drinks from Havana Club Rum, live DJs and a chance to chat with Alex Fakso himself.
‘Ukraine’ is Fakso’s photo diary of his trip around the Eastern European country. Alex started the trip with no expectations, each photo brings a new perspective to each high risk situation, risking violence, muggings and run-ins with the police.
The only contact Fakso knew on arrival in Ukraine was a man he’d never met and had barely spoken to online…the guy’s idea was for his friend whilst being taken around the urban landscape of Odessa. Without any knowledge of the country or its language, Fakso felt completely free to photograph anything that crossed his path.
The photos were the direct result of the shock that Alex felt to the very apparent soviet influence on the city and its people. They’re striking, they’re brilliant.