Entry Title: " IMPERIAL POMP"
Frank Herfort

Entry Description:

IMPERIAL POMP - Nostalgia for Past Grandeur

In documenting a unique phenomenon, the German photographer Frank Herfort has journeyed to the most remote areas of the former Soviet Union. After the collapse of the regime, a strangely pompous architectural style sprung up throughout the new republic. It conflates the aesthetics of monumental Soviet architecture with the Western language of form seen in the twentieth century.

About the Artist:

CV 31.05.1979 born in Leipzig / German Democratic Republic 1986 - 1993 POS school Leipzig 1994 - 1998 Immanuel-Kant-Gymnasium Leipzig / graduate Abitur, 2000-2005 Hochschule fr bildende Knste Hamburg / Photography study 2001-2003 different assistant work for : Gulliver Theis, Stephan Elleringmann, Walter Schels, Kajetan Kandler 2004 scholar ship in London since 2005 freelance photographer in art and commerce since 2006 lives in Moscow