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02.07.2011

 

Little Adults - Russia's super-rich kids between prunk and plush

Anna Skladmann and her ‘Little Adults’ photo series is an impressive glance into the lives of privileged children in contemporary Russia, a country whose eventful history and the resulting social hierarchy dictate the rhythm of everyday life to an absurd degree.

We witness the emergence of an ever-growing class of ‘nouevau riche’ with slight deficits in education, whose children are brought up to become the new elite and behave like little adults with a slight tendency to be depressed.

Anna’s portraits bring the tension between nature and stereotypical appearances that inhabits this world of children to the foreground. The viewer is met with the youngsters’ stern gaze and the oftentimes bizarre opulence of their surroundings appears almost surreal.

Anna Skladmann (*1986 in Bremen) studied Photography in Paris and New York and today works as a freelance photographer between New York and Moscow.

She was amongst the winners of the »PDN’s 30« in 2009 as well as the NY Photo Festivals (Personal Fine Art Series) 2008 and received an Honourable Mention at the DataColor Scholarship in 2007.

Her works have been exhibited at the Galerie Volchkova, Paris, the Clark | Oshkin Gallery, Los Angeles and Studio K.O., Paris (among others)


LITTLE ADULTS - Anna Skladmann
Author Bill Kouwenhoven
Hardcover
30 x 24 cm, 112 Pages, 43 Colour-Pictures
German/English
ISBN 978-3-86828-192-7
36 Euro

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann

LITTLE ADULTS by Anna Skladmann