A multiple recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Award for his work in Vietnam and India, Sasha Bezzubov is a photographer whose work regards the politics and environment of our changing world. The Gringo Project, Expats and Natives, and his upcoming project The Searchers, a collaboration with Jessica Sucher, look at the role of Western tourism in the developing world. In January 2007, Taylor De Cordoba will be showing his most recent project, Things Fall Apart, a series of landscape photographs taken after natural disasters. The show will feature work made in five locations – India after an earthquake, the midwest after tornadoes, California after wildfires, Florida after hurricanes and Indonesia and Thailand after the tsunami. Bezzubov uses a large format camera to create photographs where every broken, singed and twisted detail is visible. Arriving at each event after the fact allows him to witness the destruction with a degree of distance. Using the form of landscape photography, a tradition born with industrial expansion, these photographs evidence nature’s force as it reclaims land subdued and ruled by a myopic civilization.
b. 1965 Kiev, Ukraine
1997 MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1989 BA, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
Selected Solo/Two Person Exhibitions
Facts on the Groundwith Jessica Sucher, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY
Wildfire, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
Wildfire, Gallery I/D, Miami, FL
Wildfire, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Searchers with Jessica Sucher, Daniel Conney Fine Art, NY
The Searchers with Jessica Sucher, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
The Searchers with Jessica Sucher, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Things Fall Apart, Taylor De Cordoba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Things Fall Apart,The Front Room, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Things Fall Apart, Zero Station, Portland, ME
The Gringo Project, with August Sander, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY
The Gringo Project, with Laura Burns, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
The Gringo Project, The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions
Gabon Photographic Project, Paris Photo, Paris, France (upcoming)
Terra Cognita, Noorderlicht Photofestival 2012, Museum Belvedere, The Netherlands (upcoming)
Contested Territories, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA (upcoming)
Occupy Wall Street, Museum of the City of New York, NY
Summer Sampler, FRONT ROOM GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY
Five Year Anniversary Exhibition, TAYLOR DE CORDOBA, Los Angeles, CA
One Hour Photo, American University Museum – Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC
Consider the Source, Gallery 151, NY
Water: Our Thirsty World, Annenberg Space For Photograph, LA
The Shapes of Time, ATRI Photography Festival, Atri, Italy
Light Still Works, POCKO, curated by Nicola Schwarts, London, UK
Trouble in Paradise, curated by Julie Sasse, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Photographic Works: To Benefit the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Leslie and Cohan, New York, NY
Political Winter Redux, Malloy College Art Gallery, Rockville Center, NY
Finding a Pulse, curated by Rhiannon Mercer and John Photos, Albuquerque, NM
Summer Sampler, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sound the Alarm: Landscapes in Distress, curated by Jennifer McGregor, Wavehill, Bronx, NY
Inlandia, Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
The City Through the Lens, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA
The City Through the Lens, Scope, New York, NY
Deconstruction and Reconstruction: The Family Experience, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Unless, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA
Nova Chicago, Fountain New York, Bridge Miami, Front Room Gallery
Filtro Gallery, Miami, FL
Noorderlicht Photofestival XII, Minerva Art Academy, Groningen, The Netherlands
Children’s Hour, Detroit Museum of New Art (MONA), Detroit, MI
Global Detail: Noorderlicht Photofestival X, Groningen, The Netherlands
Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
Photographs from the 90’s, curated by Robert Edelmann, Anita Friedman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Female, curated by Vince Aletti, Wessel+O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY
AIPAD, Chicago, IL
Coming of Age, Soho Triad Fine Arts, New York, NY
AIPAD, San Franciscio, CA
Blind Spot Issue #11, Art Directors Club, New York, NY
A Thin Line, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale on-Hudson, NY
Thesis Exhibition, A+A Gallery, New Haven, CT
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Fellowships & Grants
2005-2006 Fulbright Scholarship Award, India
2004 Honickman First Book Prize, Center For Documentary Studies. Durham, NC (Finalist)
2000-2001 Fulbright Scholarship Award, Vietnam
2000 Agnes Gund & Daniel Shapiro Fellowship, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlits, NY Resident Fellow
2000 Calumet Emerging Photographer Award, San Francisco, CA (Finalist)
1997 Ward Cheney Award, Yale University
The Year in Photos. (2007, December). Newsweek Magazine.
The Natural Catastrophe Casino (Cover). (2007, August). New York Times Magazine.
An Indian Dream. (2006, June). Telegraph Magazine.
Was it Something in the Water. (2006, January). The Oprah Magazine.
World Trade Center. (2005, September). Esquire Magazine.
Gente Che Viaggia. (2004, August). Flair Magazine (Italy).
Time Travelers. (2004, April). Newsweek International Magazine.
Is Something Burning. (2004, March). Esquire Magazine.
Noorderlicht Fotofestival X. (2003, September). Global Detail Exhibition Catalog.
Slave Drivers. (2003, January). Details Magazine.
The Killing Fields. (2002, March). Juice Magazine (Australia).
Eco-Terrorists. (2001). Details Magazine.
Seeking the Light. (2001, August). Newsweek Asia Special Issue, Sudip Mazumdar.
Visual ID, Tokyo, Japan,(1999, November). World Photo Press, issue 1.
Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Exhibition catalogue, (1999).
Aletti, Vince. Exhibition review. (1999, July 6). The Village Voice.
Dodin, Lev. Lik Vremeny. (1999, June). Vexherniy New York.
(1998, May). Blind Spot, issue #11.
Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
A Thin Line. (1998). Exhibition catalogue. Annandale on-Hudson, NY.
(1997). Graduate Photography at Yale.
(1996). Yale Literary Magazine.
2010 Visiting artist, The Williston Northampton School, Northampton, MA
2009 Artist talk, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NY
2008 Visiting artist, International Center of Photography, NY
2008 Visiting Artist, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
2007 Visiting artist, Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Brookville, NY
2007 Artist talk, Bakery Photographic Collective, Portland, ME
2007 Visiting artist, Cooper Union School of Art, NY
2005 Visiting artist, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2000 Associate professor, Hofstra University, Long Island, NY
1999 Visiting artist, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1998 Visiting critic, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1997 Visiting critic, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
1994 Visiting artist, International Center of Photography, New York, NY