POSTPONED. Exhibit. Kirill Radchenko: War and Peace

Monday, March 23, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

We regret that this exhibit has been postponed.

The Harriman Institute and Novyi Zhurnal (The New Review) present an exhibit of photographs by the late journalist, cinematographer, and photographer Kirill Radchenko. The exhibit is organized in cooperation with PEN Moscow and its director Nadezhda Azhgikhina.

Radchenko was only at the beginning of his career as a conflict journalist when he and two colleagues—filmmaker Alexander Rastorguev and journalist Orkhan Djemal—were killed by an unidentified armed gang in a car ambush in the Central African Republic on July 30, 2018. They were making a documentary about the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company that operates as an unofficial unit of the Russian Ministry of Defense and has taken part in conflicts ranging from the war in Syria to Donbass and the Chechen Republic. The film was sponsored by the Investigation Control Center (a project funded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky).

Kirill Radchenko (1985-2018) was born in Moscow. Upon graduating from the College of Arts #59, he held positions at the Moscow Museum of Cinema, the Union of Journalists, and Mossovet, and also worked with the Troppiere Group and GA Studio. The year 2016 marked a turning point in his career, when he began working with the Abkhazian Network News Agency, better known as the Anna News Agency, specializing in reporting from conflict zones. Radchenko made several video reports from Syria and Donbass. In 2018 Radchenko joined a group of election observers on their way to Chechnya, which had been organized by opposition leader Alexey Navalny. It was on this trip that he met film director Alexander Rastorguev, who invited Radchenko to join his new documentary film project, Electing Russia (2018). Their next film project was a documentary about the Wagner Group.