Skip to Main Content

Bros & Brosephines

Over the past two decades, the exiled Russian artist Slava Mogutin has gained international acclaim for his gritty, candid portrayal of disaffected youth and documentation of alternative urban subcultures, as well as his writings, multimedia work, and political activism.Bros & Brosephinesis a survey of Mogutin's studio and fashion photography, commissioned portraits, and previously unpublished images. From his early raw analog snapshots to elaborate compositions, sets, and post-production, the book offers Mogutin's signature explosive blend of art, fashion, and fetish, transcending and dissecting the conventional notions of beauty and masculinity.The monograph also features Mogutin's collaborations with fellow artists, including Brian Kenny, Gio Black Peter, Andrey Bartenev, Asher Levine, Martin Elmasflaco, Sebastien Meunier, François Sagat, Jan Wandrag, and many more.

Slava Mogutin is a Siberian-born, New York-based multimedia artist, author, and filmmaker exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writings and activism. A third-generation writer and self-taught journalist and photographer, he became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the US on the grounds of homophobic persecution. He is the author of seven books of writings in Russian, as well as two critically acclaimed monographs of photography, Lost Boys and NYC Go-Go (powerHouse Books, 2006/2008), and a collection of poetry, Food Chain (ITNA Press, 2014).

"Color, movement, style, fantasy and romance."

– Musee Magazine

"Slava Mogutin's Bros & Brosephines is 2017's most fearless photobook."

– Hunger Magazine

"Bros & Brosephines serves as an examination, a confrontation and a celebration of the male psyche, the masculine gender, and complex sexualities that intertwine with the two."

– L'Oeil de la Photographie

Artforum, Based Istanbul, Cool Hunting, Dazed, Document Journal, Fucking Young, Grateful Grapefruit, i-D, OUT, and Pais Project.

More books from this author: Slava Mogutin