NOOR - Aging
Natalya Reznik was born in Perm (Russia). She studied design, then took part in several workshops organised by Fotodepartament in St-Petersburg (Fotodepartament), by Objective Reality Foundation, by Ostkreuz Agency (Berlin). In her projects she reflects political and social issues of Soviet and Post-soviet Russia (emigration, problems of elderly people, politics of Russia in the Soviet time).
Her works were exhibited widely including International Photography Festival “Encontros da Imagem” (Braga, Portugal), International Photofestival FestFoto (Porto Alegre, Brazil), PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art (Perm, Russia), Metenkov’s House Museum of Photography (Ekaterinburg, Russia), International Photography Festival “Warsaw Photo Days” (Warsaw, Poland), Ural Branch of the National Centre for contemporary arts (Ekaterinburg, Russia) etc.
Reznik’s first photo book “Secrets” (2014) was selected for several international festivals and photo book shows. Her second photo book “Looking for my father” was self-published in 2016. Now she is working on her third book about her grandmother “Aging”.
“It is a project in progress about my grandmother. I’ve been working on it about 8 years. Her name is Nadezda Pavlovna, she is 92 and she lives in Perm, Russia with my mom.
She has desire to love and to be loved – and at the same time she feels being unworthy of it. She thinks that people have the laugh of her, because of her weakness (doesn’t hear properly, almost blind). Sometimes she tells that she hates herself. But she still has a hope that everything will be fine again”.