Zhanna Gumerova lives and works in moscow, where she studied photography and design at the Moscow Printing-Trades Institute. She has worked for the past seven years as a photographer and graphic designer for advertising agencies and magazines in Moscow.
Gumerova’s art photography is influenced by the Russian tradition of ostranenie , making the familiar unfamiliar, associated with early modernist photographers such as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Andre Kertesz, as well as Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The camera creates a distance between observer and observed, while extreme close-up or unusual angles remove the familiarizing context of objects.
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