As part of a program for the development and support of fashion photography in Russia, the Still Art Foundation and the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography present the Danil Golovkin exhibition FACES.
After breaking through into the world of glossy photography, Danil, with his great efficiency and talent, became a firm favourite for the largest fashion publications. A graphic artist by trade, he takes more than just photographs that are popular among the magazines.
Golovkin occupies an important place in the world of fashion photography, as demonstrated by his portfolio of star portraits. All of Russia’s most celebrated media personalities have been in front of the photographer’s lens: from Alena Doletskaya, Fedor Bondarchuk and Theodore Currentzis to Natalia Vodyanova, Sergey Polunin and Paulina Andreeva. Dani lGolovkin is also trusted by international celebrities—Naomi Campbell, Adrien Brody, Gerard Butler, Philippe Starck, Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Danil portrays the heroes of his stories from original and unexpected perspectives. In his photos, we see an unlooked-for melancholic Basta, a touching Alla Borisovna, and Alexander Gudkov and Aglaya Tarasova, who seem to have come straight out of a Renaissance painting. His portraits are an instant hit on social media and become iconic images of the people they represent.
Elena Karisalova, the founder of the Still Art Foundation, notes, “Until now, Danil’s photographs had only been seen on the pages and covers of leading magazines. This is the first exhibition of the talented photographer in a museum. I am confident that this project, organized in collaboration with the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, will put Russian fashion photography on the right track toward entering the international art market.”
The exhibition will feature more than 60 works by Danil — his iconic portraits will be transferred from the pages of glossy magazines to the museum space.