Russian Artist Creates Surreal Photos To Illustrate Traditional Fairy Tales (Part 2)
Slavic culture is immense and sometimes contradictory world of folklore, with a large number of linear and horizontal plots, characters, who are strange and paradoxical in their actions, with dual morality, which can be totally lost at some point. Artist and photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina from St. Petersburg, Russia revamps the image of Russia's best-loved fairy-tale characters and symbols of Russian culture through her photo project, called RUSS LAND.
The photographer Phyllis Galembo combines art and anthropology in her celebration of masquerading rituals in Africa and the Caribbean Phyllis Galembo's fascination with costume began as a child, when she would go trick-or-treating near her home in Long Island, New York, often alone, dressed in a variety of ensembles made by her mother. 'I still remember the bric-a-brac that she used to fashion my outfits,' Galembo says. 'This is where my lifelong obsession began."