These photos are part of an ongoing series that I call a Visual Dictionary of Russia. I think of the series as a form of a contemporary guidebook or set of travel postcards.
I have no ultimate goal other than to capture and show Russian reality today, and to "fix" misconceptions that outsiders may have. I am trying to create an honest, critical portrait of society (the state) and provide my humble analysis through these photographs.
— AnaStasia Rudenko
Editor's note: Rudenko is still a young student, studying photography and multimedia in the Vologoda region of Russia. I think she has an especially perceptive eye for composition and subject matter, and I appreciate her short, sharp captions. We met at Portfolioreview Russia.
On a mysterious island lost north of Greenland, an isolated Inuit population finds itself torn between modernity and tradition, abandonment and resistance. The landscape is as beautiful as it is disturbing.
Sicilian seasides and British seasides — jumbled together, a continuum with similarities and contradictions — but being close to water changes everything.
Art Fairs are like living dioramas — with dramatic lighting, costumes and set designs — where the art world plays itself.
While the world population urbanizes, a group of young people in Spain re-embrace old ways—taking part in a global counter-current of rural regeneration.