Jana Romanova’s work became very popular throughout the internet this year, with thousands of people sharing her work across social media, numerous blogs and magazines featuring her work. In particular, her series Waiting, which is made up of 40 photographs of young expecting Russian families whilst they’re asleep. The 40 photographs metaphorically representing the 40 weeks of pregnancy is a beautiful look at contemporary Russian culture.
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A project that Jana says happened by accident, turned into a campaign and determination to obtain photographs of the 40 expecting families. Jana’s work at first glance is simply about the couples, but the work goes far deeper, as the project progressed Jana started to pay attention to the environment and the objects that surrounded the couples, which in its own right becomes a topographical study of Russian families.
“it says not only about how young Russian families live today in big cities but also a lot about the generation, to which I also belong, the generation born just before the fall of the soviet union”