AMUSE // i-D | 13 November 2017

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Romain Mader is listed as one of the best in Amuse’s round-up of Paris Photo 2017. Describing the reflexivity and humor in Mader’s photo series Ekaterina, the author writes that the work is a “wry glance at the male gaze itself.” Read the full article here.

MEDIUM | 12 July 2017

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Lesia Prokopenko uses Romain Mader’sPaul Huf Photo Award-winning work, Ekaterina, as a launching point to discuss judgment and the creation of value in elite contemporary art markets and systems of economic and political power. Contextualizing the work within the current global political climate, Prokopenko writes: “The true skill of Romain Mader’s project is the accuracy it gains in portraying — rather unwittingly — the present regime of sovereignty.” Read the full piece here.

CALVERT JOURNAL | 31 March 2017

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Romain Mader’s photoseries Ekaterina is critiqued by Liza Premiyak for Calvert Journal. Questioning the satirical nature of Mader’s commentary on sex tourism and the male gaze in the post-Soviet region, Premiyak asks “to what extent is a knowingly naive eye really better than ignorance?” To read her full editorial and decide for yourself, click here.

PHROOM | 24 March 2017

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Romain Mader is interviewed by Phroom about his Paul Huf Photo Award-winning series Ekaterina. The author writes: ” [Ekaterina] is delivered in a photographic language that duplicates perfectly, almost uncannily, the conventions of contemporary documentary practice.” To read the full article, click here.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY | 16 March 2017

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Diane Smyth of the British Journal of Photography reports that Romain Mader has won the Foam Paul Huf Award for his photo series Ekaterina. Based on a fictional narrative in which Mader searches for a Ukrainian Bride, the series raises uses humor and irony to explore the exploitation of women. Read the full article online here.

VICE | 20 June 2016

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Vice interviews Romain Mader, who pretended to be a sex tourist for his fictional photoseries Ekaterina. Speaking to his insertion of himself into the project, Mader says: “Whenever we take a picture of ourselves or our friends, we act in some way. You can’t smile for the entire day – it’s just for that moment. In some way, we are all performing.” Read the full interview here.

SCHÖN! MAGAZINE | 31 May 2016

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Schön! Magazine interviews Romain Mader about his photo series Ekaterina, which follows his fictional search for a bride in the Ukraine. Describing his aims, Mader says: “When I work I make a story in writing and take the pictures to fit the narrative. Sex tourism in the Ukraine was covered a lot but I wanted to fool people with a story that could be real.” To read the full interview, click here.

GUP MAGAZINE | 6 May 2016

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GUP Magazine reviews Romain Mader’s photo series Ekaterina. Using humor and irony to trace Mader’s own fictional search for a Ukrainian bride, the series raises important questions about sex tourism and the male gaze on women’s bodies. To read the full review, click here.

THE WASHINGTON POST | 29 April 2016

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The Washington Post features Ekaterina, the ‘mockumentary’ photography series by Swiss artist Romain Mader. Centering around Mader’s own fictional search for a bride in Ukraine, the work asks important questions about sex tourism and the male gaze in post-Soviet nations. To read the full article, click here.