Students of the Faculty of Photography of IGUMO touched upon the relationship with nature, the transformation of people in the future, tolerance, and many other topics in their graduation projects.
The development and fulfilment of the concept took place during the pre-diploma practice. Photography students chose research topics together with their supervisors. They analyzed references and implemented the ideas in the two photographic studios of the Institute and outside.
The Rock-Paper-Scissors project was among the best ones. It was developed by a Photography student named Ksenia Lozovaya.
The project included landscapes taken from 2017 to the present in Montenegro, Crimea, and Finland. Each frame was based on the negatives printed on transparent film.
“Shooting a landscape is always like playing rock-paper-scissors with nature”, believes the project’s author.
The experts also noted the Future 3000 project by Viktoria Solodova.
The author fantasizes about the cyborgisation of humans. She suggests that, in the future, headphones will become part of the ears, eyes will increase in size, and skin colour will not be a reason for conflict because it will be possible to change it at any time.
Anna Danilova, another student of the Faculty of Photography, created a series of portraits of women called Sincere during her pre-graduation internship. The author raised the topic of tolerance. She calls upon people not to chase standards and not to compare themselves with others (thus giving rise to complexes).
The photos are performed in the black and white colour scheme. Their core principle lies in the absence of makeup and emphasizing the natural beauty of the models.
The graduation projects of the young photographers are of a high professional level. The series of photos will become a part of students’ portfolios and make it possible for them to work successfully in their profession right after graduation.
Kristina Danilina, Agency for Relevant Communication students’ business incubator
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov