Silver / 2019 / Portraiture / Personality

Our Past

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Personality
  • Photographer
    Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

The October Revolution is one of the most tragic events in the history of Russia. Millions of intelligent and honest people were forced to leave the country. These were the best representatives of the nobility and Russian culture. Many of them left their homeland with their entire families. Fanatics came to power. Russia was filled with blood and fear.

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.