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July 11, 2015 posted by Sean Sheepskin

Simple & difficult Russia: Photo collection of Anna Skladmann

Simple & difficult Russia: Photo collection of Anna Skladmann

Just found some interesting pictures from a personal photography collection of Anna Skladmann, a German freelance photographer that lives and works between New York and Moscow. During travelling and living in Russia, Anna made a few series of photos which show us simple and the same time difficult life of Russian young and adult people.

 

1991

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This series of portraits depicts the generation of young people born in the year of 1991 in Russia. It is the exploration of a society that has been born in the same year as the fall of communism and today celebrates their 20th Anniversary.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 2Ivan Bukin, Orthodox Seminarian, Sergeyev Possad. — I don’t appreciate the immigration of Muslims to Russia. I think they are a very aggressive people.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 3Taissa Dzhamaleva, Journalist, Grozny, Chechnya. — I don’t have a single photo from my childhood. Nobody would take photos in front of ruins back then.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 4Kristina Sklonnaya, Esoteric, Moscow. — My dream is to live in Mexico. I’ve been there through the Astral, and it looks wonderful.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 5Yevgeniy Yefimov, Conductor, St. Petersburg. — It pains me that my country is producing nothing apart from gas and oil.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 6Mikhail Nossov, Gay, Moscow. — I remember that I went to the last elections, but I forgot who I voted for…

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 7Svetoslav Volkov, National Socialist, Lyubertsy. — Russia for the Russians, Europe for the Europeans.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 8Tatyana Savvova, Physical Education Teacher, Moscow. — You can buy everything at my university, even if you don’t study at all.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 9Marat Dupri, Roofer, Moscow. — I would like to live in Switzerland, where everything is so well-arranged and orderly.
See cool photos made by Marat Dupri.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 10Maksim Bushuyev, Veterinary Assistant, Kondrovo. — It’s getting greener, the roads and sidewalks are getting repaired. I don’t want to leave my place.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 11Elena Sanitskaya, Student and Secretary of «Young Guard» Office, Smolensk. — Vladimir Putin is a man who’s aware of his responsibility.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 12Yevgeniy Nikolayev, Traceur, Kaluga. — Acknowlegding that you are nothing makes you everything.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 13Anastassiya Silenskaya, PR-director, Moscow. — What I don’t like about living in Moscow? Bad music in the clubs and not enough sun.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 14Anastassia Korniyenko, Young Mother, Kaluga (with son Dima, born in 2010). — I believe that it’s possible to be not corrupt, even in a corrupt environment.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 15Vera Kichanova, Oppositional Journalist, Moscow. — Putin is a former KGB agent. He turned Russia into an authoritarian state.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 16Maksim Matlakov, Chess Grand Master, St. Petersburg. — What I like so much about this game? It’s that duel — only you and your rival.

1991 - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 17Irina Altukhova, nearly Miss Russia and Hobby Model, Moscow. — Today you have the right of choice: Do you want a pink sofa or a red one?

 

Little Adults

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The series «Little Adults» explores what it feels like to grow up as a privileged child in Russia. Entering this recently emerged society of the «upper class» in the manner of a court painter reflects the history and future of Russia.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 2Nikita and Alina At The Italian Embassy, Moscow, 2009.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 3Vova Standing In His Grandfather’s Theater, Moscow, 2010.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 4Roman At The Tattoo Parlor, Moscow, 2009.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 5Etia In Her Bedroom, Moscow, 2009.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 6Alina Standing Outside The Dacha, Moscow, 2009.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 7Eva In Her Living Room, Moscow, 2008.

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Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 10Lyuba, the oldest of three sisters, lying on her daybed, Moscow, 2009.

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Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 12Natasha Inside The Costumery Warderobe (on the left) and Uma In Her Father’s Restaurant (on the right), Moscow, 2009.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 13Vadim On His Roof Terrace, Moscow, 2009.

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Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 15Arina In Her Garage, Moscow, 2009.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 16Nastia’s Younger Brother Shooting At Ballerinas, Moscow, 2008.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 17Arina At The Horse Club, Moscow, 2009.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 18Lisa Inside Her Father’s Antique Store, Moscow, 2010.

Little Adults - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 19Liza, Katya and Sofia In Her Mother’s Jewelry Store, Moscow, 2009.

 

Sochi

Sochi - Photo collection of Anna Skladmann - 1

This ongoing series is a collection of memories from the picturesque seaside resort of Sochi. Sochi is going through a transformation from an old soviet Riviera to starling contrasting glamour of the 2014 winter Olympics.

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Portraits

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Otlichniki

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Market

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In the western world, we are overwhelmed by packaged, ready-made and branded food produce, little oasis of simple organic produce exist in all corners of Russia. Most of them are surviving due to dedicated and hard work of small local farmers.

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The Photographer: Anna Skladmann | Compilation: Sean Sheepskin



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