NA4JOPM8 by Igor Chekachkov
For Igor Chekachkov ‘NA4JOPM8’ is an attempt to accept the destruction of his ten-year archive, both personal and professional, which happened when his hard disk with 250 000 images on it had a malfunction. When it was repaired, all images appeared mixed together, which resulted in new images, all marked by digital artefacts. Unexpectedly, this loss allowed the Kharkiv born photographer to realize the artistic task he had set himself for several years - to associate in a single photographic work the intimate with the public. "During the events of the Maidan I had strong feelings. I wanted to make such a work, where there is not only Maidan or AntiMaidan, but a coherent representation of what it is to be a part if it."
When his hard drive broke down, Igor Chekachkov lost ten years of work, including reportage, artistic and personal photography.