Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive

Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasilev, Arkady Bronnikov, Mark Vincent
книга Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive, автор: Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasilev, Arkady Bronnikov, Mark Vincent

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Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive

Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasilev, Arkady Bronnikov, Mark Vincent
Ціна: 2500 грн
Є в наявності
ID: 15292
Видавництво: Fuel
Палітурка: Hardcover, 20 x 26.5 cm
Кількість сторінок: 256
Рік видання: 2023
Мова: English
ISBN-13: 9781739887803

The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive presents highlights from FUEL’s singular collection of authentic material on this subject

Previously unpublished in its original form, the material in this archive comprises ink-on-paper drawings by Danzig Baldaev, the photographic albums of Arkady Bronnikov and prisoner portraits by Sergei Vasiliev. The selection is contextualised with insights from Mark Vincent PhD (author and academic specialising in the Soviet Gulag) and Alison Nordström (photography scholar, writer and curator).

The meticulous depictions of tattoos by prison guard Danzig Baldaev are reproduced in facsimile, authenticated by his signature and stamp, alongside his handwritten notes on the reverse. Sergei Vasiliev’s photographs portray inmates in startling intimacy, reproduced in colour for the first time. Arkady Bronnikov’s collection of photographs are shown in the albums in which they were collected. Used exclusively to aid police in their investigations, they depict a motley line-up of assorted body parts.

This unique book is the only publication of primary material on this subject, highlighting the pioneering methods of these three individuals used to document this unique phenomenon.

About the Authors:

Danzig Baldaev worked as a warden in ‘Kresty’ (‘the Crosses’) – an infamous Leningrad prison – where he began drawing the tattoos of criminals. Between 1948-2000 he travelled to reform settlements across the former USSR, using pen and ink to record the tattoos he found.
Sergei Vasiliev worked as a photographic journalist for more than 30 years. He documented Russian prisoners and their tattoos in between 1990-93. His work has been exhibited internationally including in the Saatchi Gallery, London and Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin.
Arkady Bronnikov was a police officer working in the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Perm between 1963-91. During this time, he collected thousands of photographs of tattooed prisoners from across the Soviet Union.
Mark Vincent is a writer and academic. He is the author of Criminal Subculture in the Gulag (Bloomsbury). He is a lecturer at the University of East Anglia, School of History.