Self published art book

First Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies

145 x 190 mm / Die Cut Hardcover, handmade binding / 88 pages

Date of publication: 2016

An incident that happened in the end of XVI century Russia became a starting point for this work. Tsarevich Dimitry, the last son of Ivan the Terrible died under mysterious circumstances from a knife wound to his throat, people speculated on the possible various causes for his death.

I was intrigued by how the image of the past can reform in our minds today. Is it possible to imagine the true picture of the world while knowing that so much information is distributed to manipulate people’s minds for political purposes? Despite conscious efforts to perceive information objectively, brain generates myths that distort your logical thinking, making you conform to the ideas that are convenient for you. Consequently, myth becomes the very "reality," in which people sincerely believe.

Best Photobooks List by Colin Pantall - one of the Best Russian Self-Published Book of the Year

Awards & Fellowship:

SCAN Tarragona Festival - Shortlist,

ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM International Photography Festival - Shortlist,

PHotoEspaña 2016 - Shortlist,

Photobook Bristol 2016 - Shortlist,

Analogue NOW! - Festival for analogue Photography 2016 in Berlin


Stern Crime Magazine ; Dirty Laundry magazine;

GUP magazine's 50th issue 'Hidden Gems';

Review by Loring Knoblauch on Collector Daily; Review by Douglas Stockdale on The PhotoBook;

InDesign Magazine,, Virtual Bookshelf JC, Review by Christer Ek, Bleek Magazine


The National Art Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Spanish National Library




© Julia Borissova