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Wallpaper* magazine and celebrated photographer Koto Bolofo are joining forces in St Petersburg’s most exciting new culture and events hub, the New Holland Island, for a one-off artistic happening this July
Turning documentary photography into a dramatic live art performance, Bolofo is setting up a photographic studio in one of the island’s event spaces and shooting the people who form the image of the city. Visitors will be able to watch Bolofo in action and find out more about Wallpaper’s latest international adventure. The project will take place at the Art Gallery on the island and will be opened to visitors from 12 p.m. to 8 a.m. on July 27 and 28. Part of a unique publishing event, Bolofo is linking up with the Wallpaper* editorial team as they move on Moscow, St Petersburg and beyond to put together November’s Reigning in Russia issue, the final part of the four-year BRIC nations project.
Koto Bolofo was born in South Africa in 1959 and raised in Great Britain. Bolofo has photographed and made short films for magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ. He has created advertising campaigns for companies including Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Dom Pérignon. Bolofo lives in the Vendée in France and his books with Steidl include Venus, I Spy With My Little Eye, Something Beginning With S, Vroom! Vroom!, La Maison, Lord Snowdon, Dreams, Horse Power and Grande Complication.
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