Photojournalism - NOMINEE: Ksenia Simakova
100 years old Mary
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This project is telling the story about celebration of 100 years anniversary of Maria Blumfeld.
Mary was born in the days of Imperial Russia, lived in the USSR, and now she lives nowadays.
Really curiosity for everything new and a love for life - that's what you can see while personal communication with her.
She said she had three main rules in her life. First is: To see only good in people, then you haven't got enemies. Second: Set your own goals and always to achieve them. Third: Never to betray anybody, but be fidele friend and son for your parents and your country.
Her age is large achievement of her family, who really cares about her.
Maria was one of the first pioneers of Soviet Union. That is why for her 100-th birthday every guest puts on a pioneer’s red tie.
In the Second World War she was a part of secret group, had a fictional name, working on a plant. After war ends she becomes work with children. Including on VDNKH - in the pavilion of the Young naturalist and ingineer.
Maria said: "Everybody praise me, telling about exploits and achievements. But I think, I didn't do something extraordinary. I just lived."
For me this is ongoing project, because I’d like to follow this story and life of this incredible woman.
Born in 1992. Practicing and researching in photography since 2006. The Russian Union of Art Photographers member since 2013. Participation in more than 30 exhibitions and 10 catalogues.
Education: Samara National Research University, speciality – economist-mathematician.
Photographic education: Photoschool “Samara”, mentor: Mikhail Musorin.