January 18, 2024
By obtaining official accreditation, Teryoshin managed to gain access to multiple defence and weapons expos around the world – attended by an exclusive circle of businessmen, politicians, military representatives, and (mostly industry-internal) journalists. In some ways, the events seem almost like oversized playgrounds for grown men, whereas the devastating impact of the displayed ‘products’ is overtly ignored. “I make a point of not showing any faces,” the photographer explains. “My intention is not to focus on individual people, but to question the system as a whole.”
Nikita Teryoshin (b. 1986 in Leningrad) is a multi-award-winning photographer based in Berlin. In 2021, he was among the finalists of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. His work has been widely exhibited, and is frequently published in German and international magazines.
Nothing Personal – The Back Office of War opens at Hamburg’s Freelens Gallery on 25 January (the opening reception starts at 7 p.m.), and will be on view until 5 April 2024. The exhibition is accompanied by the long-awaited photo book of the same title.
Nikita Teryoshin: Backyard Diaries. A different type of S photography: the Berlin photographer uncovers the hidden world of urban street cats More
Born in St. Petersburg in 1986, Teryoshin grew up in Dortmund, where he completed a Bachelor degree at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In addition to his various personal projects, he is in demand as a press and magazine photographer, regularly published in Spiegel, Zeit and Vice. Teryoshin has received a number of prestigious photo awards – most recently the World Press Photo Award 2020. More