Women Shooting in Eastern Europe and Post Soviet Countries

Photographers, who created series about the prisoners in Siberian penal colonies, subcultures of Moscow and life beyond the Polar line, are featured by The Calvert Journal.

On Wednesday, July 1st, The Calvert Journal featured female photographers who shoot in Eastern European countries and ex-Soviet republics. The list includes Yana Romanova, Tereza Zelenkova, Sasha Rudensky, Eugenia Maximova, Sofia Tatarinova, and others. In their photography the women explore femininity and sexuality, alternative fashion, life in Chechnya, quite halls of the Soviet museums, snowy cities of the North and everyday life of Bulgarian families.


{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_01.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Nadia Sablin.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_02.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Eugenia Maximova.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_03.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_04.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Masha Demianova.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_05.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Masha Mel.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_06.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Tereza Zelenkova.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_07.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Birgit Püve.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_08.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Sofia Tatarinova.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_09.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Olga Ingurazova.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_10.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Anastasia Tsayder.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_11.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Joanna Piotrowska.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_12.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Katarina Radovic.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_13.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Sasha Rudensky.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_14.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Yana Romanova.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_15.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Anna Filippova.”}

In an interview with Bird In Flight, we asked Sasha Rudensky why she shoots so much in Russia and Ukraine. She replied, “What draws me is the fact that here I am a native and a foreigner all at once — it’s a very appropriate position for a photographer. I do not see Eastern Europe as an exotic world. I was brought to the US from Russia at the age of 10 and have been here for 24 years now. On one hand, I feel detachment from this reality, on the other — it’s the world imprinted into me at a tender age and that is why it remains magical. In the States I don’t experience as strong sense of an inspiration as I do here. In Ukraine and Russia I can see something new, yet in the same time — this is how I see myself.”


{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_16.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Viola Fátyol.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_17.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Mila Teshaieva.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_18.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Lily Idov.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_19.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Andi Gáldi Vinkó.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_20.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Anastasiya Lazurenko.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_21.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Sonya Kydeeva.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_22.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Diana Markosian.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_23.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Ksenia Yurkova.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_24.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Lucia Nimkova.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_25.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_26.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Elena Anosova.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_27.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Lilia Li Mi Yan.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_28.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Christina Abdeeva.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eastwomen_29.jpg”, “text”: “Photo by Ekaterina Anokhina.”}

(Photo on the cover by Lucia Nimkova)

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