Michael Turek's body of work titled Siberia was featured on The Paris Review today!
"But what do we really know about this vast blank space on our maps, and the people who inhabit it? The vacuum created by a lack of words from Russia, coupled with rather too much talk from Western commentators (often inflected with wild speculation) builds iron-framed, deep-rooted imaginings. To replace those fantasies with a more intimate, contemporary portrayal of everyday lives in big cities, humdrum settlements, and remote homes belonging to Siberia’s indigenous people is what makes the photographer Michael Turek’s work significant. It feels like we are stepping behind closed doors with him, into places not every outsider might choose to venture."
March 19, 2020