Winners celebrates the winners of the All-Russian School Olympiad in Astronomy.
Immediately after the results were announced, Ivanov used a flipped telescope with a film camera attached to its front lens to photograph the successful children. “I literally distanced those children from me, so that in the vastness of a 35mm film-frame they became lost minute spots,” he says. “After that I was looking for them on the negatives using a microscope and constantly documenting all my findings. And in those documents each winner appeared as an event of galactic scale.”
The images shown here are just a small part of a bigger project that comprises a photobook, planetarium-like slide projections, and huge gelatine silver prints.