Photograph in-between History and Art


Yola Monakhov Stockton is an artist who works in photography. She is an author of artist and documentary books. Born in Moscow and raised in New York City, she studied Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and received two Master’s degrees from Columbia University, in Italian and in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Photography. Between her studies in Italian and in Art, Yola worked internationally as a photojournalist in Central Asia, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, and in the United States. Currently, she serves as director of the photography program at SUNY Buffalo State. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Alice Austen House Museum; the LightField Festival at the Hudson Opera House; the Photography Biennale of Tianshui, China and many others.

In 2018, Yola Monakhova Stockton visited Astrakhan State University and taught there lectures and photography workshops with the theme “Opening Archives”. After the lecture, we spoke with Yola Monakhov Stockton about the importance of photography in the study of history, about the training of photographers in the US and many others topics.
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