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Playing with Time

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book (Series Only)/People, Silver in Book (Series Only)/Monograph
  • Photographer
    Andrey Gordasevich

Playing with Time is a photobook about people who re-enact the
Napoleonic Wars, who attempt to reconstruct the past as closely as
possible, trying to conceal all traces of modern times. I was
fascinated by the idea that it was impossible to describe the Battle
of Borodino (1812) through photography. So I created a story
about a reconstruction of the battle. I was very much assisted in
my task by the drawings of a witness to the events of 1812,
Noirot, a horse grenadier from Napoleon’s army. His sketches
glued into the book in the beginning of each scene seem to make
these scenes come to life.

Andrey's focus is on visual stories based on documentaries, daily life and street photography. His projects "Crossings" (2014) and Quickgold (www.quickgold.ru) received international awards in the IPA (International Photography Awards), MIFA (Moscow International Photo Awards), FAPA (Fine Art Photography Awards), One Eyeland, PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) photography competitions. His fresh project "Game of Time" (www.time.gordasevich.ru) concerns the re-enactment of the battle of Borodino (1812), which happened during the Russian campaign of Napoleon.

Awards MIFA 2015 - Winner, 1st Place, "QUICKGOLD", Moving Images / Nature / Documentary; MIFA 2015 - Honorable Mention, "QUICKGOLD", Environment; IPA 2015 - Honorable Mention, "QUICKGOLD", People / Lifestyle / Deeper Perspective; FAPA 2015 - Nominee, "CROSSINGS", People; IPA 2014 - Honorable Mention, "CROSSINGS", Book / People, Book / Other; One Eyeland Photography Awards 2014 - Finalist, "CROSSINGS", Book / Documentary / People / Other; MIFA 2014 - Winner, "CROSSINGS", Book