AES+F group projects, since the beginning of their cooperation, have been based on a shocking visual quality that portrays the human body in a startling context in relation to its environment or situation. The Russian based group is made up of artists Tatyana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovitch, and Evgeny Svyatsky, who sometimes collaborate with photographer Vladimir Fridkes. Since the late 1980's they have worked on conceptual projects, primarily in the form of photography installations which often utilize digital technology, articulating the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. Since 1993, AES+F have exhibited extensively internationally, including the UK, Italy, South Korea, more recently in Croatia, Australia and Sweden.
Inspired by actual events publicized in the media, their installation of 14 portraits of adolescent girls, in Osgoode subway station, poses the question “who is the sinner and who is the righteous?” The work undermines public perception of criminality and engages the spectator as witness.