Name: Ivan Mikhailov

Age: 35

Profession: Photographer

City: Cheboksary

How long have you been doing photography? What style or genre most interests you? I have been doing photography for 15 years. I work on long-term documentary projects with photo and video. In my projects I touch on the intersection of Chuvashia's pagan past and modern life, on the transformations that are taking place in the cities and villages.

Can you give us a short description of your city? Where is it located? What is it famous for? The Chuvash Republic is a sovereign republic within the Russian Federation. It is located in the center of the European part of Russia. Cheboksari is the capital of republic. The main peoples of the region are the Chuvash, Russians, Tatars, Mordva, Mariy. The republic has two state languages: Russian and Chuvash. 

Cheboksary was first mentioned in the chroniclees in 1469. The city is located on the right bank of the Volga and has 480,124 residents. Cheboksary's City Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in August.

Which places or sites are a must for someone to see if they visit your city? The monument to Mother Protector, the Volga embankment, the Suvar ethno park, the Beer Museum, the Chuvash National Museum, the Museum of Chapayev.

Anything else you would like to add? My native city, Cheboksary, evokes in me the contradictory feelings of endless happiness and longing (радость & тоска).

Ivan's website 

Follow Ivan on Instagram: @ivan_mikhaylov_art

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