Lukashenka, the President of Belarus, has been expressing his openness and
accessibility as the "people's president" and often appears in public
activities, but he's always surrounded by guards. Those who can approach him
are predefined by the securities. There is a list of angles from which is not
recommended to photograph the president. Only a few photographers in the
country are allowed to make photos of him.
picture on the national television, where the president is seen every day,
shows the opposite - the president is close and accessible.
"Private Lukashenka" project is an attempt to break that border
allowed by guards between the real person and his projections on the screen, to
go up to him closer, even breaking the intimate zone. It's a reflection over
the question of where the boundary between the real man and his projection
project the public records of the Belarusian TV and the official pictoral
reviews were used. Copies of these images were photographed through the screen
of the monitor at the shortest possible distance, taking into account all the
details of the president's appearance.