On 18 February, Fotografiska in Stockholm opened its doors to the museum’s major spring exhibition; окна featuring images by the Russian photographer Elizaveta Porodina. With her experimental, dreamlike and occasionally surreal photography, she invites us to merge the past and the contemporary – a journey through time and space. Experience the Russian star photographer on display in Stockholm
A rising star within fashion photography
34-year-old Elizaveta Porodina is currently one of the leading names in fashion photography, working with fashion houses such as Dior, Moncler and Carolina Herrera. Born in Moscow, Elizaveta Porodina moved to Germany together with her family at the age of 12. Although coming from a professional background in clinical psychology, she decided to pursue a creative career in photography and soon received recognition from both the fashion and the art world. She is currently residing in Munich, yet she considers the world as her home.
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While many photographers downsized their work during the pandemic, Elizaveta Porodina chose a different path: she instead increased her unique techniques via zoom and style that quickly became both popular and widely imitated. Elizaveta says that she saw no other option; “Developing and adapting is the true nature of the artist.”
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A surreal and dreamy reflection
The exhibition окна (Russian for window) reflects the past few years of the photographer Elizaveta Porodina’s life and work. Her imagery is surreal, dreamy and intimate, on occasion frightening, haunting and delicate. Tears and water are recurring themes in her images and she draws inspiration from her childhood in Russia, art, history, film and religion.