24.07.14 by Jeff

Tatiana Vinogradova

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“Days of Melancholy”, a series of stunning portraits by photographer Tatiana Vinogradova focused on the experience of gay men in Russia. From her site:

“In Russia the level of intolerance toward homosexuality has been rising sharply. A 2013 survey found that 74% of Russians said homosexuality should not be accepted by society. 16% of Russians surveyed said that gay people should be isolated from society, 22% said they should be forced to undergo treatment, and 5% said homosexuals should be “liquidated”.”

Check out more photos below, and see the full series on her site (worth it to read the quotes from each of her subjects as well).


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Tatiana Vingradova’s Website













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.







22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Hongmin Lee

Some killer work from South Korean artist Hongmin Lee, a member of the art collective Goo For Brothers. See more paintings below.

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Artist Spotlight: Roman Tolici

Paintings by artist Roman Tolici (previously featured here). See more images from below.

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Artist Spotlight: Nick Flatt and Paul Punk

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Artist Spotlight: Akika Kurata

Paintings by Japanese artist Akika Kurata. See more images below.

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