Photojournalism - NOMINEE: Anastasia Evsinekina
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Ruslan and Lena are striptease dancers in one of the nightclubs in Smolensk. They have been dancing for about 10 years, 7 of which they are married. Their working day starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 a.m. After a shift, they come home, have dinner, make a meal for the next day to take away. Often happens that they should be at work in the fitness-club by 10 a.m. As fitness instructors they run personal training sessions, in their spare moments, they are engaged in bodybuilding activities. Besides Lena has a side job working as a hairstylist. Owing to an enormous schedule they can have a rest only being on vacation. "One should nimble as a squirrel to earn one's daily bread!" - says Lena. They are planning to have a baby in the future.
Russian society expresses ambiguous attitude to stripping. People react in different ways - from admiring the courage to propositioning and insulting. Sometimes visitors throw meal and plates at them. Lena's parents aren't aware of this part of her life.
b. 1990 in Moscow, Russia. Higher education in environmental engineering
2015 — Sergei Maksmishin`s workshop
2015 – Gueorgui Pinkhassov`s workshop
2015-2016 Hanna Spakova`s Project photo-editing course
2016-2017 Student of DocDocDoc School of Photojournalism, Documentary and Post-documentary Photography/
February 2017 participated in DocDocDoc`s Foto-Expedition to Smolensk, Russia.
Publication/ 2017-Lenta.ru A story about Strippers in Smolensk