Running to the Edge

PhotographerJulia Borissova
PrizeFine Art / Collage
Entry Description

In this work I refer to the subject of the first wave of Russian emigration in 1920’s. I reflect on how with the lapse of time are erased some details from our memory and how we recall something from the past, we construct another image replacing some parts by new ones. I’m trying to do the same with the pictures. I concerned how history and memory are perceived through images. I explore a way of creating content of the photos through their physical presence as objects and connecting them with natural elements, thus highlighting the presence of temporality. The concept of this work is the idea of fragility and disappearance.

About Photographer

Julia Borissova is an artist based in St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from the program "Photography as a research", 2011-2013, Foundation of Informational and Cultural projects 'FotoDepartament' St. Petersburg. Her work has been exhibited in national and international solo and group shows. She is autor of the art-books: ‘J.B. about men floating in the air’ (2015), ‘Address’ (2015), DOM (Document Object Model) (2014), 'Running to the Edge' (2014), 'The Farther Shore' (2013). Julia Borissova employs a greater variety of photographic techniques and styles. Her interest is in the conceptual side of the work.