Wonderful Intimate Photos Of Women Villagers Who Run The Show In Rural Russia

More and more Russian men have left their homes in the countryside to seek work, leading to the unlikely rise of the village matriarchs and their tough farm daughters.

Despite the fact that rural areas make up a large part of Russia’s six and a half million square miles territory, small village communities often remain unseen. Most people move to big cities in search of work and better perspectives, and villages, deprived of infrastructure and state funding, are left to steady decline. At the same time, life there doesn’t stop. Russian photographer Olya Ivanova is one of a few people who captures contemporary life of the remote communities.

Ivanova started visiting villages all over the country in 2009 while working as a photographer for a Russian magazine. She instantly fell in love with the atmosphere.

“There is a special feeling of freedom, mainly due to the way of communication, totally different from customs of the city,” she explains. “There are no strangers, everyone is involved. The relationship could be anything but formal, estranged, cold. At times there are real dramas and intrigues but everyone cares about everyone else. I discovered a closed community of people living the life completely different from mine, so my key interest was to capture it from the inside.”

More info: Olya Ivanova (h/t: broadly)


































(Visited 1 times, 6 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Photo Gallery of the "Art Attack" 2011 Performance on Purim
Some Entries For 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest
Sujata Setia Photographed Kids With Incredible Hair
David Bowie In Mustard Yellow Suit, Photograph By Terry O'Neill In 1974
Beautiful Photos of Jane Birkin at Home Taken by Jean-Claude Deutsch in 1971
Beautiful Vintage Black And White Fashion Photography By Georges Dambier In The 1950s
Australian Nikon-Walkley Awards 2016 Winners
Abandoned As A Baby Due To Albinism, Xueli Grew Up To Become A Vogue Model
Cutest Finalists Of Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021
The Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop
BePic.net - Your Source to HD Inspirations
Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2018 Contest
Guardian Readers' Travel Photography Competition: June 2016
Stunning Black and White Photos of Chicago in 1988
Michela Heim
The Magical Beauty Of Mushrooms Captured By Jill Bliss
In the Swim
That's Mine!
"The Sound Of Silence": Peaceful Landscapes Photography By Claire Droppert
A Camera Made of 23,248 Coffee Stirrers, Powered by A Raspberry Pi, and Controlled with A Nintendo Controller
Emotional Celebrity Portraits By Marc Hom
Photographer Martin Usborne Revisits A Childhood Fear Of Being Left Alone In A Car
Photographer Noe Alonzo Shoots Stunning Rainy Photos Of Seoul With His Phone
Still Life in 1960s New York in Beautiful Memorabilia Photographs by Evelyn Hofer
The Lost Golden Age: Soviet Russia, As Seen By Photographer Vladimir Sokolaev
Photographer Dad Creates Horror Photos Together With His Daughters
Artist Finds Solace In Dreamlike Photography After Mother Passes Away
National Geographic's “Women of Vision” - A New Generation of Female Photojournalists
Getty Images Pictures Of The Year 2018: Sports
Stunning Photographs Taken by Surfer Who Lost His Leg in Shark Attack