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Masha Demianova

Born in Moscow, lives and works in New York. She started shooting at the age of 14. Graduated from the Institute of Journalism and Literary Creativity. In 2013 she created and supervised RYE, a virtual community of young photographers from Russia and Ukraine. She has published in Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, L'Officiel, Dazed & Confused, Purple, Elle and others. She has shot for famous brands such as Adidas and Nike. Released zin "NII KINGDOM" (2017).


Starting with unsophisticated naturalism, using the wording of The Calvert Journal, and work in glossy magazines, Masha Demyanova quickly found her method. The main thing is to find imperceptible details that escape from a superficial look, to fix fleeting movements and gestures, to guess the incompletely expressed emotions, to catch and enchant the very matter of time. The interest in physicality (first of all, female and adolescent, but not only) contributed to the fact that she projected this specific view also on the surrounding things and spaces. Demyanova literally humanizes, revives the world frozen in pictures. This is facilitated by the fact that from her favorite filmmakers Robert Bresson, Bruno Dumont, Philippe Granrieu, Maya Derens and Jean Rollen, she, by her own admission, borrowed the “sacred atmosphere of the narrative”. The main theme of her research is working with symbols, images, archetypes through documentary and staged images.



Youth (D Museum, Сеул, 2017)

How to Keep the Inner Peace (56 Bogart Street, Нью-Йорк, 2017)

Baby, I Like It Raw (Czech Center, Нью-Йорк, 2017)

Post-Soviet Visions. Image and Identity in the New Eastern Europe (Calvert 22 Foundation, Лондон, 2018)

I Prefer This Love to Any Other (галерея «Atelier Millefeuilles», Нант, 2018)



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