Genia Volkov seeks to reclaim the term “documentary photography”, narrowed into a one-dimensional relationship with reality, as the extension of self. His work flows from a mixture of questions: Are images our life? Are we made into images by our habit of documenting life? Does our routine immersion in them dull our perception of reality, or does it refine it?
Confessional and instinctual, Volkov’s photographs have vivid subject matter, but their magnetism streams from the enigmatic eloquence of the narrator’s voice.