by Maxim Ivanov
Maxim Ivanov is an undergraduate student of the British Higher School of Art and Design on the BA (Hons) Photography course.
The children depicted in this project are the residents of an orphanage in a small settlement near Moscow. With this series Maxim Ivanov aims to draw attention to the small people who live, study and are formed in an isolated regimental institution. In many senses such children are treated like impersonal things: their parents can get rid of them, they can be moved from one institution to another disregarding their interests, they can be chosen like flowers (sometimes even bought and sold); in Russia they can also be used as instruments of foreign affairs. From the very moment of birth coming through severe realities of life they manifest themselves in a specific manner.
The presented project was selected from a spontaneous submission made by Maxim Ivanov. Our aim is to disseminate and bring to light telling work of emergent or young photographers.