has set out to create an ongoing series of photos that define the reality of Russia today.
AnaStasia Rudenko Russian Federation
Anastasia Rudenko was born in the South-Kazakhstan region in 1982.
At the age of 12, she moved to Russia with her parents. In 2009, she began taking photos inspired by experiences in her own family.
Over the past two years, Rudenko has been exploring social issues in Russia (domestic violence, disabled children living in orphanages) and documenting life in her native Kazakhstan. She is interested in a critical view of social and political issues in her works and dedicates most of her time to personal projects.
She was selected as a finalist for the Magnum Expression Award in 2011, for PDN's 2012 list of 30 new and emerging photographers to watch and for the 19th Joop Swart Masterclass.
Currently, she is working as a freelance photographer and is based in Russia.