Art Issue #5

Russian Season

Photography by Ekaterina Vasilyeva



Russian winter—a great ancient myth recorded in Russian folk tales and poetry;
the cult that lives in the hearts of Russian people…



Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Russian season, photograph



Anyone who lives in Russia has to love the winter, at least subconsciously.
Winter decorates our country as perhaps no other…


Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Russian season, photograph


Under the snow disappear countless tons of debris and
road wells, bad smells, and bad moods…


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‘Unwashed Russia’ can become a kind of fairytale world…


Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Russian season, photograph


Russia is usually associated with endless white space,
which dwells between natural phenomena and metaphysical whiteness…


Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Russian season, photograph


This is a country where political, spiritual, and cultural life
are described in climatic terms such as cooling, freezing, and thawing.


By Ekaterina Vasilyeva

Ekaterina Vasilyeva is an independent photographer, working at the intersection of documentary and art photography. Her work has been featured in several solo and collective exhibitions throughout Russia. Vasilyeva has won numerous awards, including being selected as a finalist in Eaststreet 2’s “Street Photography from Eastern Europe,” the International Festival of Photography PHOTOVISA, and the Young Russian Photography 2013 Competition in the FotoDepartament Gallery in St. Petersburg. She was also named the Young Photographers of Russia 2012 laureate. Her work has been published in The Sun (USA), Jungle World (Germany), Civilization (China), Nevskoe vremia (St.Petersburg, Russia), Foto&Video (Moscow,Russia), and Professional Photographer (UK).