Самара, Самарская обл., Россия
Kristina Syrchikova is a documentary photographer, an editorial photographer and a visual storyteller. She is also a member of The Russian Union of Art Photographers.
Awardee of Young photographers of Russia (2013, 2014). Medal winner of Youth Delphic Games Russia (2011-2015). Efremov award (federal reportage nomination, 2015).
Participant of more than thirty group exhibitions, including: Asian Women Photographers' Showcase (Objectifs, Chapel Gallery, Singapore, 2017), Third Documentary Photography Days (Photography Foundation of Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017), Photomania-2015 (Kalinigrad, Russia), PhotoVisa (Krasnodar, Russia, 2014), Young photographers of Russia (Vilnius, Lithuania, 2013). Also the author has held three personal exhibitions in Russia.
Based in Samara, Russia.
2018 - Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2018, England, 2016 - The Kolga Photo Award, 2016 - New Talents, 2015 - ND Awards 2015, 2015 - XIV Youth Delphic Games Russia, 2015 - Efremov Report Photography Competition, 2014 - Young photographers of Russia-2014, 2014 - XIII Youth Delphic Games Russia, 2013 - Young photographers of Russia-2013, 2013 - XII Youth Delphic Games Russia
Sasha Kudryashov was born in Penza. Because of the nearby drug factory emissions a two year old toddler was constantly ill. His parents quitted their work at the factory and moved to the countryside. When Sasha was 23, he received a draft notice, and passing the medical board he learnt that he has a tumor. He started the treatment, and then took the veil and became a monk.
Today Sasha’s name is father Nektarij. At the age of 30 he took a great schema — the highest degree of renunciation of the world. He keeps to especially strict ascetic rules. Such a man no longer belongs to himself or the world — only to God. The great schema vow is so strict and hard, that only few dare to take it. In XVIII—XIX centuries in Russia there were several hundreds schema monks, in modern Russia — only about 20. Sasha is the youngest of them. And he’s still fighting his disease.
Pelageja am steuer
Schon zu Zeiten der Sowjetunion arbeiteten Frauen oft in typischen Männerberufen. Aber als Fahrerinnen trifft man sie selten. Pelageja, Mutter von fünf Kindern, hat in ihrem Berufsleben alle Transport-Sparten kennengelernt. Als Rentnerin nun fährt sie Taxi und hat auf ihrer Fahrt mit Jewgenia Wolunkowa viel zu erzählen. Eine Reportage auf Takie Dela.