Bohdan Shumylovych

is an art historian and Head of Public History Programs at the Center for Urban History, Associate Professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv). The main focus of his research is media history and the history of television in Central and Eastern Europe and the USSR, as well as urban creativity, media art and visual studies.


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‘I see myself seeing myself’

Photographic experimentation in Soviet Ukraine

Amateur photographers offered a range of alternative windows on life in the USSR undercutting the dogmas of socialist realist aesthetics. Bohdan Shumylovych places the Kharkiv School of Photography under Lacan’s psychoanalytic ‘cultural gaze’.