Dusha

PhotographerYana Vasilyeva
Prize3rd Place in ИЗОБРАЗИТЕЛЬНОЕ ИСКУССТВО / Fine Art
Entry Description

'Dusha' is the Russian word for 'soul'. Rich with romance and quietude, series is a glimpse into the Russian soul on the example of my mother and her inner world. Using photography as the means of portraying her individuality, the process became like a therapy for both of us. Purifying experience that imbues her with a sense of serenity and power. My mom is a rare, incredible woman with her own unconquerable romanticism and heightened sensitivity of perception. By giving her all to the family, she can't find balance between her creative nature and everyday reality. This series is like bridge into the space of her creative origin - bizarre, fascinating, dreamy. She is the soul of our family and pure embodiment of the term of the mystifying Russian soul. She is the epitome of compassion and kindness, pursuit of justice, openness to the world and thirst for knowledge.

About Photographer

Portrait and fine art photographer covering social, psychological, environmental aspects based on contemporary issues in the world. * IPA 2016 - 2nd Prize Winner - Still Life Category * IPA 2016 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Still Life Category * IPA 2016 - Honorable Mention - Nature : Flowers Category * IPA 2016 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Portrait Category * PX3 2016 - Bronze Winner - Other Category * PX3 2016 - Honorable Mention – Category * IPA 2015 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Other_FA Category * IPA 2015 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Nudes Category * Finalist in the Altered Images category of Smithsonian.com’s 13th Annual Photo Contest * Finalist of the 8th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers