When you think about Russia, what comes to your mind first? Let me guess: vodka, snow, bears and “matrioshka”?! The girl with the exotic-sounding name, ‘Uldus’, has been recording it all and even more. Uldus Bakhtiozina is a Russian photographer and the first Russian speaker in the history of TED, as well as being the first Russian photography finalist of the Gifted Citizen Prize. What caught my eye is her ability to combine jokes targeting narrow and judgmental thinking with a beauty and appreciation for Russian folklore in a very unique and provocative way.
“I am deeply inspired with the Pre-Raphaelites , poetry of XIX Century, with paganism and Russ Land fairy tales,” says the Russian photographer.
Uldus’ work has been exhibited in London, Moscow and Milan, also featured in Photo Vogue Italy.
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