ANNA FILATOVA

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These are the photos of my mom. Her life turned 360 when she got 50. She got divorced after 30 years of marriage, moved to another city 5000 km away from her hometown where she has spent all her life, changed jobs, changed people around, bought a funky orange bicycle. At that moment of her life she needed visual proof that she can. Can move on, can have a new start, that she is beautiful and that there are many great moments are waiting ahead. This is the first photo shoot in her life. She was very nervous. The only thing she asked me as a photographer is that she wants to look herself with her real emotions and wrinkles. She did make up herself and chose clothes, no stylists, no pretending. After what had happened she wanted to be real. That is why these pictures are so important to me. She is full of life, adventurous, fun and as I see now very courageous. My mom is an inspiration. And you know what? She did move on. 

Artist statement: As an artist I use photography, clay and collage to express how I see the world and engage with a viewer. My works are a combination of bringing to attention small details that make life worth living, a touch of humour and an open question about deeper aspects of life. “You are too funny, it is not serious. – You are too serious, it is not funny“.

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Italy
roma
“Whenever the earth is covered with the fragrant, multi-colored flowers of spring, then from the thick darkness you will rise again, a marvelous prodigy for mortal men and gods. Homeric hymn to Demeter, vv. 401 – 403 Kore daughter of Demeter and Zeus spends half of the year underground in the...
United Kingdom
Hove
'WHAT IS MINE?' Colonisation of Body, Mind and Culture.
United States of America
Las Vegas
I am a mature female artist, who uses photography, yarn, and anything that solves the visual challenges I face. During Covid -19 isolation, I have had time to look back at a long carreer in the visual arts, and continue to create new works, while valueing my 50 year output. 
United States of America
Berkeley
The female body is nothing short of a miracle, stronger than any of us were taught to think about ourselves. During the pandemic deep into the shelter in place order, I got to witness a home birth. These images were inspired by the water birth, the beauty of both the before and after. As the po...
United States of America
Homestead
As quarantine went on I'm sure all of us felt an urge to find value in the simpler things in life, those things we would take for granted. I began to find value, both artistically and emotionally, in the simple life the my dog Jack lives every day. While every being has their trials and tribulations...

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