Nadia Sablin, a native of Russia, earned a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA from Arizona State University. She is a photographer, whose work investigates the relationship between documentary and fictional storytelling and explores the larger world through close personal narratives. She has received the Firecracker Photographic Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, a Puffin Foundation Grant, and the Peter S. Reed Foundation grant in Photography. Her work has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Moscow Times, Slate, The New Yorker, American Photo, and the Financial Times. Nadia Sablin’s photographs have been seen in solo and group exhibitions across the US, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Southeast Museum of Photography, Blue Sky Gallery in Oregon, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Bellevue College in Washington, and Texas Women’s University School of Art among others. As a recipient of Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography, Sablin’s first monograph, Aunties, was published by Duke University Press/CDS in November 2015.
Russianfoto: Can you tell us how the idea came to you?
Nadia Sablin: I had almost no contact with my aunts from the age of 12 to 28. My father ( Collapse )