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Russian criminal tattoo archive, Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasilev, Arkady Bronnikov, Mark Vincent ; text by Alison Nordström ; edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell

Label
Russian criminal tattoo archive, Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasilev, Arkady Bronnikov, Mark Vincent ; text by Alison Nordström ; edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Russian criminal tattoo archive
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1368278927
Responsibility statement
Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasilev, Arkady Bronnikov, Mark Vincent ; text by Alison Nordström ; edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell
Summary
This volume presents highlights from Fuel's singular collection of authentic material on this subject. Previously unpublished in its original form, this work comprises ink-on-paper drawings by Danzig Baldaev, the photographic albums of Arkady Bronnikov and prisoner portraits by Sergei Vasiliev. The selection is contextualized with insights from Mark Vincent, an author and academic specializing in the Soviet Gulag, and Alison Nordström, a photography scholar, writer and curator.00The 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. The paper has yellowed with age, giving the exquisite drawings a visceral temporality, almost like skin. Sergei Vasiliev?s photographs portray inmates in startling intimacy. He achieves a remarkable level of trust within the closed criminal society, a strict hierarchy, where outsiders are viewed with hostile suspicion. 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 lineup of assorted body parts.00Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive is the only publication of primary material on this subject, highlighting the pioneering methods these three individuals used to document this unique phenomenon
Table Of Contents
Skin, Ink, Photographs, Archives / Alison Nordstroem -- Photographs by Sergei Vasilev -- The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive: Danzig Baldaev / Mark Vincent -- Drawings and captions / Danzig Baldaev with additional texts by Mark Vincent -- Albums and photographs from the Arkady Bronnikov collection -- Danzig Baldaev albums with photographs / Sergei Vasiliev
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