Russian Criminal Tattoos


The London show Russian Criminal Tattoos features a series of photographs of prisoners and their artistic tattoos.


Photographs shot by Sergei Vasiliev compliment drawings by Danzig Baldaev, who from 1948 to 2005 collected 3000 drawings created by prisoners. Both Vasiliev and Baldaev worked as Soviet prison wardens, providing them easy access to the works.

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