Vera Nadezhda Lubov
In my ongoing project, “Vera, Nadezhda, Lubov” I am photographing people from Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union who now live in Berlin and feel a strong connection to their native cultures. As a native Russian myself, who spent half my life in Russia, I was fascinated to re-encounter a way of life I had somehow left behind. It felt like returning to my roots, yet, at the same time, being a distant observer. “Vera, Nadezhda, Lubov” are not just three female Russian names, they are the result of my search for clues to the things that bring and keep people together.