Maxim Marmur: The Coal People



ISBN: 9788862086943 Category:

Maxim Marmur, Evgeny Berezner, Irina Chmyreva


Maxim Marmur is a famous Russian photographer who has come a long way from local newspapers to his position as a news photographer at the major global news agencies. Marmur’s creative success is dictated by the trademark style of his visual research. Every moment captured in his photographs overcomes the immediate nature of reportage and acquires the quality of a self-contained piece of photography. The grandeur of every fleeting moment of life-this is what we experience when looking at Marmur’s photographs. His unique perception of photography as art, which restores the meaning and emotion to every instant of life, is most expressive in The Coal People project devoted to miners of the Russian Siberia and Far East. Marmur spent three years working on the project. In 2017-2018, it was exhibited across Russia, in Italy and China.

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Weight 1774 g
Dimensions 24 x 30.6 cm
Publisher name Damiani Editore
Publication date 12 August 2020
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24 x 30.6 cm
Weight 1774 g
Maxim Marmur was born in 1968 in Tashkent, Usbekistan. He started his career in 1987 as a news photographer at local newspapers in Omsk, Russia. In the 1990s, he worked as a photojournalist at Moskovskiye Novosti (The Moscow News), one of the most popular Russian weeklies. From 1998 to 2003 he was a news photographer at Associated Press (AP), a US-based news agency; from 2003 to 2008 - at Agence France-Presse (AFP). Since 2008 - freelance photographer. In 1996 and 2000, Marmur was the finalist of the Pulitzer Prize as a staff member of the AP's Moscow bureau. In 2001, he won the Award of Excellence at Pictures of the Year International Competition, USA, and in 2006 - second prize at the Best of Photojournalism Contest, USA. Marmur is Nikon ambassador in Russia.