Staged Portraits, third prize stories
Utrish national park, on the northern shores of the Black Sea, has been a favorite spot for nudists since the 1960s. Nudism was frowned upon by Soviet society, but there was a resurgence in naturist clubs and beaches after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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About the photographer
The Russian photographer Nikita Shokhov began his photographic career in Russia after studying law at the Ural Law College, photography and multimedia at the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and direction of photography at the Sverdlovsk Film Studio.
His photographs have been exhibited internationally at venues, which include the Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery in Moscow, the GUP gallery in Amsterdam, the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow and the International Center of Photography in New York.
His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Lenta.ru, Le Monde, L'INSENSE Photo, Elle and TimeOut. Shokhov currently lives and works in Moscow, Russia.