/ 2021 / Portraiture / Personality

Victims of the Revolution

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

As a result of the 1917 Revolution, Russia received complete devastation, red terror, dispossession of kulaks, massive repressions and the GULAG. As a result, tens of millions of people became victims of this monstrous socio-economic "experiment". Among the tens of millions of victims of the revolution are the intelligentsia and the most creative scientific and entrepreneurial stratum of society. The most talented and progressive citizens were mostly killed, repressed or expelled by the Bolsheviks.

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.

Awards Trienberg (Linz, Austria) - a gold medal in 2016
Cliftons Art Prize 2017 Finalists
2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards winner (Bronze)
2018 Paris Photo Prize (Gold)
2018 Siena International Photo Awords(Honourable Mention)