Documenting the quest for identity

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Yulia Krivich was born in Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) but is based in Warsaw (Poland) today. In 2013 the young photographer got her MFA with honors in Media Arts from the “Academy of Fine Arts” in Warsaw. As a Ukrainian born just after the collapse of the Sovjet Union, Yulia uses her work to explore issues related to the young generation living in the post-Soviet territories. By exploring themes such as nationalism, loyalty and seclusion, she aims to characterize her own generation’s constant quest of a better life outside the mother country. About this series of photos titled Presentiment, Yulia explains:

“Presentiment is less a record than an apprehension of the events currently taking place in my country. These impressions come together to make sequences of pictures and signs that I have recreated through photography. There is a vague and disquieting sense of duality – both my own and in the reality that surrounds us. 
My pictures show young people in undefined places. The point is not the location itself, but the existential dimension, its identity. 
This is a complex presentiment of the conflictedness of a land foundering between contrasts. It is an intuitive attempt to capture my subconscious and all the unease that comes with it.”

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