Title: ZATO

Project ZATO is a visualization of the memories of residents of closed cities and my own experience of visiting these places, inspired by discussions on web forums, announcements by municipal authorities, and publications on social media sites. The photographs are staged, and the project does not contain any photos that I took myself in the closed cities. The only exceptions are several images of municipal infrastructure that I commissioned from local photographers for the print edition of the project, in order to show how these cities look from the inside.

Second edition, May, 2019. 25 copies, 60 pages, staples. IN STOCK

20 EURO + 15 EURO for worldwide delivery

First edition, 50 copies SOLD OUT

First edition, second printing, 25 copies SOLD OUT

First publication: January, 2016

Place of publication: Moscow, Russia

Dimensions: 21*28 cm

Type of binding: staples (saddle stitch binding)

Number of pages: 56

Language: english, russian

Type of printing: digital offset, HP Indigo

Publisher: self-published ("Wormy books")

Design: Anastasia Shentseva

Price: 20$ + shipping, discounts for ZATO residents

This book on The Independent Photo Book page

on Virtual Bookshelf Josef Chladek

on Indie Photobook Library

Review on who needs another photo blog page

Interviews in Fotografia Magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Shortlisted for:

Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2016

The Anamorphosis Prize 2016


"Here I live", November, 8-17, 2018, The State Hermitage museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

"New spread", Photobookfest, May, 12 - June, 25, 2017, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia

INFOCUS exhibition of self-published photobooks, December 2, 2016 - April 9, 2017, Phoenix Art Museum, USA

"Ground-zine. The book that doesn't exist", September,10 - October, 09, 2016, Ground Peschanaya gallery, Moscow, Russia

Les Rencontres d'Arles, July, 4 - September, 25, 2016, Arles, France

DOCfield Dummy Award, Folio Club, June, 3 - July, 25, 2016, Barcelona, Spain

Spanish National Library’s exhibition at PHotoEspaña, May, 31 - September, 4, 2016, Madrid, Spain

"Photo Independent", April, 29 - May, 1, 2016, Los Angeles, USA

"Special issue. Photo book in Russia", April, 7 - May, 15, 2016, Ekaterinburg, Russia

ZATO - Sergey Novikov from The Anamorphosis Prize on Vimeo.

"New spread", Photobookfest 2017, Moscow