10BPHOTOGRAPHY
10BPHOTOGRAPHY
Yuri Kozyrev. ON REVOLUTION ROAD.

Yuri Kozyrev. ON REVOLUTION ROAD.

The exhibition will close one day earlier. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

vernissage Tuesday 27 September 2011  -  7 pm

27 September - 28 October 2011

 

Monday – Friday  10-13.30 / 15-19 h
Saturday and Sunday  15-19 h

Free admission

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday 27 September 2011 10b Photography Gallery will open On Revolution Road, a photographic exhibition by Yuri Kozyrev, produced by 10b Photography and curated by Deanna Richardson and Francesco Zizola.

The show features 66 photos taken between February and May 2011. It will be open to the public until 28 October 2011.
Russian veteran conflict photographer, Yuri Kozyrev set off for Egypt this Spring to document the situation there, when protests in the Arab world began to challenge the regimes in power. He then travelled to Bahrain, Libya and Yemen, reporting there for two 4 months for Time Magazine. Termed the Jasmine Revolution, the Arab Spring or the Facebook Revolution - a powerful Sirocco continues to blow across North Africa and the Middle East. A wind of determination – seeking to redefine the soul of each country.
Much of the reportage on this world-changing wind has focused on the common threads that run across the region: the youthfulness of the revolutionaries, their clever use of social media websites, their embrace (for the most part) of non-violent protests as a political tool. As Kozyrev crisscrossed the region this spring, capturing images from Libya to Egypt to Bahrain, he became conscious of the differences encountered: the rebels in Benghazi and the protesters in Bahrain may both be fighting tyranny - but their approach and aspirations are not the same.

The drama of each revolution unfolded separately. Each with its own heroes, its own crises, its own narrative. Each revolution sprung from the aridity of a single regime and of the profound will of its youngest generation to re-appropriate the destiny of its country.  

“It’s like Russian roulette. Nobody knows where the bomb will fall. There were helicopters shooting at us, rockets — it was heavy. There was no place to hide.”
Yuri Kozyrev from eastern Libya, documenting the battle between Gaddafi loyalists and rebel forces for TIME magazine, March 2011
 

 


Yuri Kozyrev (Russia, 1963)
As a photojournalist for the past 20 years, Yuri Kozyrev has covered every major conflict in the former Soviet Union, including two Chechen wars. Immediately after September 11, 2001, he was on the scene in Afghanistan, where he documented the fall of the Taliban.
Kozyrev has spent much of the past eight years based in Baghdad, as a contract photographer for TIME Magazine. He has traveled all over Iraq, photographing the different sides of the conflict.
Yuri Kozyrev has received numerous honors for his photography, including several World Press Photo Award for pictures from Chechnya, Iraq and Beslan. He was the recipient of the Overseas Press Club Oliver Rebbot Award in 2004 for his Iraq coverage. In 2006, he was the recipient of the ICP Infinity award for photojournalism and he won the 2008 Frontline Club Award for his extensive coverage of the Iraq war.
Yuri Kozyrev lives in Moscow. He is a member and co-funder of NOOR picture agency.