Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.

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Baby I Like It Raw: Highlighting Uninhibited Youth From The Post-Eastern Bloc

While the western world have had its freedom in terms of self identity and the luxury of consumerism, there are places elsewhere in this world that much more fresh faced when it comes to the freedoms of youth we all probably took for granted. We’ve seen it in the rise of photography series, videos and even designers that have somewhat recently come out of the one Eastern Bloc states.

Her raw, uninhibited images highlight the intimate and wild actions that youth anywhere in the world posses.

Think Gosha Rubchinskiy or the number of photography features we’ve posted on this site that delves into contemporary youth culture from these countries. Czechoslovakia-based photographer Marie Tomanova and her new photos show titled Baby, I Like It Raw is another example of the aforementioned continued discovery of life within the post-Soviet Union. Her raw, uninhibited images highlight the intimate and wild actions that youth anywhere in the world posses.

Her main inspiration comes from her favorite photographer, the controversial Boris Mikhailov. But while Tomanova’s name comes up as the curator for the show, she’s also brought in the talents of American photographer Thomas Beachdel who has helped curate alongside her. The show also features the likes of George Nebieridze, Masha Demianova and Gorsad, all of which you can see the works of throughout. All of the aforementioned photographers’ works, plus more, will be on exhibit at the Czech Center New York through to April 4, so make sure you check it out if you’re in the area.

Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.