1st Place / 2018 / Book /

From our past

  • Prize
    Gold in Book Proposal (Series Only)/People, Gold in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced, Bronze in Fine Art/People, Gold in Portraiture/Personality, 2nd Place winner in Fine Art, 1st Place winner in Book Proposal (Series Only)
  • Photographer
    Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

The history of the Soviet Union is a clear example of how Propaganda shapes the worldview, values and way of life of a person. We, who were born in the Soviet Union, sincerely believed in the values that we were inspired in early childhood. And only during Perestroika we discovered the Other World.

Svetlana is a fine art photographer from Kazakhstan. She uses style of an old portrait painting to create images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique creates beautiful evocations of universal emotions of beauty, femininity and fragility. She expertly visualizes atmospheric dreams, utilizing the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the modern world. Svetlana has exhibited internationally with collective exhibitions in Europe and the USA. She has also exhibited at Paris.