About the Book
“Divine Retribution” shortlisted for the International Photo Book Dummy Award 2012.
This photo series takes a form of a dream sequence in which one is subjected to an uneven stream of seemingly unrelated images. Shadows invade, allegories cease to exist and nightmares become reality.
En résonance avec les inquiétudes eschatologiques cette série photographique prend la forme d’une séquence de rêve au cours de laquelle un individu serait confronté à une suite apparemment aléatoire des visions. Les ombres surgissent, les allégories s’effacent et les cauchemars deviennent la réalité.
Born in 1974 in a small rural community near Vladivostok, Yury Toroptsov left his native Russia to study at the New School for Social Research in New York after having won a prestigious scholarship. Nourished by his Far-Eastern origins, American travels and the current residence in Europe, Yury Toroptsov keeps at the core of his work what constitutes a common denominator for those distant cultures: people and their identity and the permanence of myths. Memories, metamorphosis, profane and sacred are the recurring themes in his photographs. Lives and works in Paris.