Viktoria Sorochinski’s photos, between folk tales and reality

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Anna & Eve is a book and a narrative project that Viktoria Sorochinski started to work on in 2005.

Over the course of seven years, she photographed a mother (Anna) and her daughter (Eve) as they both grew up as Russian immigrants in Montreal.

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Anna and Eve were particularly interesting to Viktoria, because the boundary between the child and the adult woman was blurred to an unusually high degree.

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Through a mix of fantasy -Viktoria was always interested in folk tales as a representation of common knowledge – and documentary, Sorochinkski shows how the two grew together and came to understand the world around them.

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Anna & Eve creates a fantasy world that also sheds light on the real one. The phantasmagoric scenes are Viktoria’s interpretation of the real relationship of this mother and daughter.

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The photographs are accompanied by Eve’s commentaries.

“It is impossible to find out who you really are. Mirrors are always crooked or somehow otherwise blemished. Even if someone manages to find an absolutely pure mirror, his eyes will still play tricks on him. And it’s not possible to simply peek inside. Alas, this is each person’s mystery.” —Eve, age 10. 

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An interesting work, isn’t it?

+ info Viktoria Sorochinski