Anastasia Rudenko‘s photographs from her ‘Visual Dictionary Of Russia’ give us a fascinating insight into a complex country, a nation that has dominated modern history, a nation made up of many cultures.
Rodenko started life out as a mathematician but has since reverted to her love of art. She began taking photos inspired by experiences in her own family as a child before moving on to documenting families affected by domestic violence, including members of her own family and people she met through the police. This move into societal issues and documentary photography has led her to explore everything from the army to disability, politics to rural life.
In ‘Visual Dictionary Of Russia’ Rudenko has been creating what she calls a contemporary guidebook or set of travel postcards in which she gives us snapshots of contemporary Russia, pictures of today’s reality. Continue reading »
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