Miron Zownir (english cv)

1953 born in Karlsruhe

1970-1980 works in Berlin and London, photographic documentation of the punk movement and the „no-future“-lifestyle

1980 Emigration to the USA, New York; first exhibitions, among others with Robert Maplethorpe

1995 return to Berlin, travel to Russia and Eastern Europe

2004 Exhibition „Salvaje Europeo“, together with anthropologist Roger Bartra and the historian and writer Pilar Pedraza, who put Zownir’s cross-border photographs in the iconological tradition of the figure of the „European savage“

2012 „Grenzgänger“ scholarship of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, work on the photo book project „Ukrainian Night“, which was published in 2015 by Spector Books

In 2014 publication of the monograph “ Down and out in Moscow “ about Zownir’s photographic documentation from 1995 by the Pogo Books Verlag, Berlin

The German-Ukrainian artist works as a photographer, filmmaker and crime writer.

Miron Zownir has been one of the most radical photographers of the present for more than 30 years. His milieu photographs of the underground scenes in Berlin and New York received a lot of attention. Since the mid-90s he has been dealing with the misery in the former socialist countries in Eastern Europe. Zownir has published numerous photo books and exhibited in Berlin, The Hague and London. In 2008 his pictures were shown in the Fotomuseum Winterthur. He traveled to Ukraine from 2012 to 2014 as a scholarship holder of the Robert Bosch Foundation. In 2015, he participated in the Kiev Biennial with his Ukraine pictures. In 2016, he received a nomination for the Lead Award in the Documentation category. Recently he published the photo books „Down and out in Moscow“ and „Ukrainian Night“.