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Anastasia Rudenko April 8, 2013

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Russia.

Domestic Violence Incident. Vologda, Russia 2010

Anastasia Rudenko (b.1982, South Kazakhstan) began taking photos and documenting families affected by domestic abuse, including members of her own family and people she met by following the police. Over the past two years Anastasia has been exploring social issues in Russia (domestic violence, disabled children living in orphanages) and documenting life in her native Kazakhstan. She was selected for PDN’s list of 30 new and emerging photographers to watch and for 19th Joop Swart Masterclass in 2012. She recently graduated from the Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. Anastasia is  based in Moscow and represented by Reportage by Getty Images.

About the Photograph:

“I was in raid with police during New Year holidays, a time when many domestic violence incidents occur. This couple was divorced but still forced to live together because of their common flat. They accused one another of stabbing each other with a knife. In contrast to a situation where the husband is usually the tyrant, in this family conflict I see the problem of people just not being able to communicate with each other. What interested me most in this photograph was the policeman who was so frustrated.”

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