Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Just found some interesting pictures from a personal photography collection of Anna Skladmann, a German photographer that lives and works between New York and Moscow. During travelling and living in Russia, Anna made a few series of photos which show us simple and the same time difficult life of Russian young and adult people.

More: Anna Skladmann, Instagram

1991
This series of portraits depicts the generation of young people born in the year of 1991 in Russia. It is the exploration of a society that has been born in the same year as the fall of communism and today celebrates their 20th Anniversary.

Ivan Bukin, Orthodox Seminarian, Sergeyev Possad.
– I don’t appreciate the immigration of Muslims to Russia. I think they are very aggressive people.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Taissa Dzhamaleva, Journalist, Grozny, Chechnya.
– I don’t have a single photo from my childhood. Nobody would take photos in front of ruins back then.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Kristina Sklonnaya, Esoteric, Moscow.
– My dream is to live in Mexico. I’ve been there through the Astral, and it looks wonderful.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Yevgeniy Yefimov, Conductor, St. Petersburg.
– It pains me that my country is producing nothing apart from gas and oil.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Mikhail Nossov, Gay, Moscow.
– I remember that I went to the last elections, but I forgot who I voted for…
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Svetoslav Volkov, National Socialist, Lyubertsy.
– Russia for the Russians, Europe for the Europeans.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Tatyana Savvova, Physical Education Teacher, Moscow.
– You can buy everything at my university, even if you don’t study at all.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Marat Dupri, Roofer, Moscow.
– I would like to live in Switzerland, where everything is so well-arranged and orderly.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Maksim Bushuyev, Veterinary Assistant, Kondrovo.
– It’s getting greener, the roads and sidewalks are getting repaired. I don’t want to leave my place.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Elena Sanitskaya, Student and Secretary of “Young Guard” Office, Smolensk.
– Vladimir Putin is a man who’s aware of his responsibility.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Yevgeniy Nikolayev, Traceur, Kaluga.
– Acknowlegding that you are nothing makes you everything.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Anastassiya Silenskaya, PR-director, Moscow.
– What I don’t like about living in Moscow? Bad music in the clubs and not enough sun.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Anastassia Korniyenko, Young Mother, Kaluga.
– I believe that it’s possible to be not corrupt, even in a corrupt environment.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Vera Kichanova, Oppositional Journalist, Moscow.
– Putin is a former KGB agent. He turned Russia into an authoritarian state.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Maksim Matlakov, Chess Grand Master, St. Petersburg.
– What I like so much about this game? It’s that duel – only you and your rival.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Irina Altukhova, nearly Miss Russia and Hobby Model, Moscow.
– Today you have the right of choice: Do you want a pink sofa or a red one?
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Little Adults
The series ‘Little Adults‘ explores what it feels like to grow up as a privileged child in Russia. Entering this recently emerged society of the ‘upper class’ in the manner of a court painter reflects the history and future of Russia.

Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Nikita and Alina at the Italian Embassy, Moscow, 2009.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Vova standing in his grandfather’s theatre, Moscow, 2010.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Roman at the tattoo parlor, Moscow, 2009.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Etia in her bedroom, Moscow, 2009.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Alina standing outside the dacha, Moscow, 2009.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Eva in her living room, Moscow, 2008.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Lyuba, the oldest of three sisters, lying on her daybed, Moscow, 2009.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Natasha inside the costumery warderobe (on the left) & Uma in her father’s restaurant (on the right), Moscow, 2009.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Vadim on his roof terrace, Moscow, 2009.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Arina in her garage, Moscow, 2009.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Nastia’s younger brother shooting at ballerinas, Moscow, 2008.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Arina at the Horse Club, Moscow, 2009.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Lisa inside her father’s antique store, Moscow, 2010.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Liza, Katya and Sofia in her mother’s jewelry store, Moscow, 2009.
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Sochi
This ongoing series is a collection of memories from the picturesque seaside resort of Sochi. Sochi is going through a transformation from an old soviet Riviera to starling contrasting glamour of the 2014 winter Olympics.

Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Portraits

Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Exellent Students

Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Market
In the western world, we are overwhelmed by packaged, ready-made and branded food produce, little oasis of simple organic produce exist in all corners of Russia. Most of them are surviving due to dedicated and hard work of small local farmers.

Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann
Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

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