Atlas of the First Snow
A series of photographs, objects and videos about an isolated society of hunters in the Far North.
Life in a small settlement near the Nizhnyaya Tunguska River, in the far north of Russia, is one of extreme isolation. Change over the centuries has been gradual. About 100 adults live in the settlement; there are no roads and the nearest town is 300 kilometers away. Temperatures in winter average -45° Celsius.
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A series of over 200 portraits taken in women’s prisons in 2014.
The project about women’s prisons is a part of a trilogy that is centered around the lives of women in closed institutions. I spent a few months, working in several prisons for women in the Siberia.
Ongoing photo series about Baikal island from 2011.
Olkhon is the only inhabited island of the lake Baikal and a tourist resort center of Siberia during summer-time. The island is a sacred place for several religions, especially shamanism and Buddhism.
Beyond the Boundaries
Total installation and a series of photographs about the relationship between man and the cosmos.
Anthropocentrism is a natural benchmark to define the sphere of knowledge. In modern society amounts of information grow exponentially and as we learn more we thrust ourselves further beyond the boundaries using technologies as extensions. As if we fit a prosthesis of our bodies in space. Telescopes become our eyes, weapons become our hands, clothes become new skin.
A series of photographs and video created in the Far East.
The core of the project is a research into the interplay between the Russian and Asian cultures historically coexisting on the territories of the Russian Far East.