15 unique pictures from the life of the Russian province
• 15 unique pictures from the life of the Russian province
Photographer Nadia Sablin from Russia who lives in Brooklyn, she won the Firecracker annual American awards for his photographic project about the Russian aunts called "Two Sisters".
Two elderly unmarried aunt photographer - Aleftina and Lyudmila - always lived and worked in the big cities, and after retirement decided to go back to the traditional way of life, he moved to his native village Alekhovschina in the Leningrad region - a house that was once built them father. Despite his advanced age, women are chopping wood, carrying water from the well and sew their own clothes. They claim that physical work allows them to stay alive.
Nadia Sablin was born in the Soviet Union, but in the 90's with his parents emigrated to America.
To do this, Nadia photo project three summers spent with his aunts in Alekhovschina, taking their simple rural life and the world around them.
They have, of course, has its own fruit and vegetable garden.
A "at leisure" they are doing needlework.
And like crossword puzzles.
"My pictures - study the traditions of their ancestors and the land as a means of survival," - says the photographer.
"And how these two women are the backbone of each other."
"surrounding their village medium itself a character like themselves."
"My project focuses on aging, family and sense of belonging."
This is what Nadia tells about his family: "In 1952, my grandfather began to lose his sight as a result of injury during WWII.
Wanting to get back to where he was born, he found an unoccupied hill in the village, not far from his brothers and sisters.
He took apart his house and pulled the logs down the river Oyat to raise it again in a new place.
In this house, without heating and water supply, grew my father and his brothers and sisters. After graduation, they moved to live in the city.
EPER same, after half a century, the house still stands, and live in it two of my aunts.
Their life seems to be completely unaffected by the passage of time. "