Puree with a taste of Triangles A photography project by Alena Zhandarova

Using photography to distill her feelings and emotions, Russian photographer Alena Zhandarova invites us on a journey to a world of limitless possibilities, without rules and rational logic: The world of imagination

“I like to try new things and expand my perceptions of the world. I find myself fascinated by the opportunity to create new fables with my own heroes, the chance to transform my inner feelings of the world to visual form, from chaos to cosmos. This idea holds a powerful attraction for me, the freedom of choice and will. Using a camera and people and props to bring my inner world into “reality” helps me to be, to feel, to reside in my own life, to delight and observe a changing world in my pictures. I’m very interested to move deeper, to go wider, to unlock the unknown and solve the equation.

I explore the theme of uniqueness and diversity of each person, the connection between the inner and external worlds. I break the conventions in which I was placed and try to create my own rules of communication with the universe. I am inspired by the idea of combining the incompatible, creating something out of nothing, seeking amazing coincidence — all of which then develops into unique stories.” – Alena Zhandarova

– Discover Alena’s work here.

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2022 Visual Storytelling AWARD Deadline: 31 January 2022

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate; unique voices willing to share their stories with conviction and awareness.⁠

Portrait, street, documentary, landscape: All approaches are valid. Enter now and show us YOUR stories!


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