Boris Mikhailov Wins Spectrum Photo Prize

boris mikhailov page 90 Boris Mikhailov Wins Spectrum Photo Prize

(Photo courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery)

Ukranian-born photographer Boris Mikhailov has won Germany’s 8th annual Spectrum Photo Prize.

A KGB bugaboo, Mr. Mikhailov’s photos showed the new injustices in daily life in Soviet Union. He was featured at both the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum’s “Ostolgia” exhibit last year.

“I became a photographer because I couldn’t talk,” Mikhailov, now 73, told ArtInfo. He will receive a prize of $19,000, and an exhibition at the Sprengel Museum.

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