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AM: What is your name?
TK: Hi! My full name is Tatiana. But people call me Tanya, which is typical for Russian culture to shorten the name in this way.
AM: Where are you from?
TK: I’m from Moscow, Russia. I was born in a city just next to Moscow and with time moved to the capital.
AM: What is a childhood memory you think of fondly?
TK: Every summer holidays away from school, I was spending time in the countryside with my grandparents, which was a great relief. A change from city life. I loved the time my grandpa helped me create objects from the wooden boards, joined with some nails, turned into wooden look alike car objects and as well wooden polished seats for swings. Now that I'm 25 years old, I once again discovered the usefulness of giving a kid means and freedom to bring your ideas into something physically existing.
AM: How did you get into modelling?
TK: I was in Ban...
XP : Could you please elaborate on how this project came about? How did you manage to stumble upon such a remote location as Jasper, Arkansas?
MG : I had been making photographs in a distinct forest called The Lost Pines, about twenty minutes or so south of Austin, Texas. This place is uncommon because it’s considered a “pine island.” It’s one of many in Texas. It’s a disjunct group of loblolly pines that is over 100 miles separated from the vast expanse of pine forests in east Texas. It’s completely divorced from the source. The Lost Pines is the most western island in the pine archipelago that eventually connects to the Ozarks. I had started making pictures in The Lost Pines and eventually made my way to the other islands. After awhile, I got impatient and went straight to the source. My first couple of days in the Ozarks were a bust, but once I made it to Newton County, things began to fall into place. Newton is the least p...
Aserica had the chance to interview the raw and controversial photographer; Bex Day. Bex’s work tackles issues of representation and marginalization, pushing back against normative constructions of beauty. Her work unapologetically and with utmost humanity promotes values of gender fluidity and diversity.
XP: Your work seems to be a fresh air in a photographic industry dominated by traditional and normative representations of beauty. Representations of marginalized groups such as the disabled have historically been subject to a certain normative gaze where people from these social categories are turned into some type of spectacle. How do you go about photographing individuals from marginalized communities without it becoming some act of fetishization or act of ‘othering’?
BD: Thank you. This is always at the forefront of my mind whenever I engage in any type of documentary series focusing on marginalized communities. M...
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