Anastasiia Fedorova

Film

'Trainspotting' Wasn't Like My Life—But Watching It Made Me Feel Bolder

Ewan McGregor's portrayal of Mark Renton taught me to choose life—and midnight dialogues outside of clubs.
Anastasiia Fedorova
9.7.18
Broadly

Filthy Rich: Photos of Russia's Wealthy Elite and Their Hired Help

For the post-USSR aristocrat, nothing says "loaded" like your own personal servant. Photographer Lilia Li-Mi-Yan explores the relationship between master and the help in her work.
Anastasiia Fedorova
7.1.16
Photos

'People Are Very Quick to Judge': Photos of Teen Moms from Rural Australia

With her ongoing photo series documenting the female residents of New South Wales, award-winning photographer Raphaela Rosella wants people to look beyond the stereotype of the young mother.
Anastasiia Fedorova
3.1.16
Photos

Lonely and Alone: Photos of Life in a Female Penal Colony

For her tenderly observed photographic series 'Section,' Elena Anosova traveled to a remote penal colony where Russian women serve out criminal sentences in painful solitude.
Anastasiia Fedorova
2.5.16
Photos

Capturing the Treasured Wisdom of Female Shamans in Russia

In the Russian wilderness of Tuva, female shamanism is alive and well—and visiting the local healer is as commonplace as a day out at the beach.
Anastasiia Fedorova
1.29.16
Photography

Black and White Photos That Show the Disturbing Side of Being a Teenage Girl

Polish photographer Joanna Piotrowska doesn't do candy-colored Tumblr shots of teens. Instead, her work explores the menace and awkwardness of adolescence.
Anastasiia Fedorova
1.26.16
Photos

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.
Anastasiia Fedorova
1.21.16
Photos

Knockout Girls: Photos of an All-Female Wrestling Team

Christopher Pugmire traveled to Azerbaijan to shoot the power and glory of its national wrestling squad at work. In Baku he captured athletes from the Azeri and Mongolian national women's teams, training for the European games.
Anastasiia Fedorova
1.4.16
Broadly

Photos of a Thriving Female Cosplay Community in Russia

For young women in post-industrial Russia, dressing up as anime characters provides a vital sense of community. Photographer Russian photographer Mariya Kozhanova takes shots of her local cosplay scene in Kaliningrad.
Anastasiia Fedorova
12.11.15
Broadly

The Teen Moms of Romania, in Photos

Photographer Ioana Cîrlig started capturing young mothers of Romania in 2012. The country has the highest rate of underage pregnancy in Europe. Lack of jobs and financial difficulties are not the only challenges teenage mothers face in this country. A...
Anastasiia Fedorova
12.7.15
rituals

Having Sex with the Wind: What Pagan Fertility Rituals Look Like in Russia

In 'Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari,' filmmaker Aleksey Fedorchenko explores the underground rituals and fertility practices of a pagan tribe in the Russian Urals.
Anastasiia Fedorova
11.23.15
dance

How Twerking Became an Unlikely Scandal in Russia

Twerking has taken Vladimir Putin's country by storm, despite an increasing outcry from prudes and conservatives.
Anastasiia Fedorova
11.4.15