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Exhibition reveals Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin’s passion for photography

4 January 2018

Leningrad-born Anton Yelchin was best known for his roles in front of the camera, gathering acclaim in both hit indie flicks and Hollywood blockbusters. But now the late Star Trek actor is being celebrated for his skill as a photographer in a New York exhibition.

Some 54 of the actor’s photographs, taken over a 6-year period, were selected for the show, Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty, at Chelsea’s De Buck Gallery. The majority of images are portraits or self-portraits of Yelchin’s family and friends, as well as strangers that the actor met on his travels.

Yelchin, who was best known for his appearances in Terminator: Salvation, Star Trek, and Like Crazy, died in an accident at the age of 27 in 2016.

Proceeds from the show will go to the Anton Yelchin Foundation, which helps disabled artists overcome barriers in their career.

Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty will be showing at the De Buck Gallery in New York until 20 January.