Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Margo Ovcharenko (b. 1989) is a Russian photographer

Margo Ovcharenko (b. 1989, Krasnodar, Russia) is a Moscow-based photographer.
Gender roles in contemporary Russia are at the forefront of her work and her photographs deal with beauty standards, intimacy, hidden despair, and trying to define the thin line between grown-ups and teenagers. Ovcharenko chooses not to pose her subjects, intuitively revealing the fragile vulnerability of young adults. Her models are sometimes friends, but more often people that she has just met on the internet. She enjoys the challenge of taking intimate portraits of people she has only recently known.
Ovcharenko has had solo exhibitions in Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow and St.Petersburg; her work was selected for the 2012 Houston FotoFest biennial; New York Foto Festival 2011; reGeneration2 — Tomorrow's Photographers Today, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Forum for New European Photography 2011; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland. She recently received grant support from Garace CCC, Moscow, Russia, a fund for young Russian artists; she also attended a one-year residency at the La Fabrica Benetton research center in Treviso, Italy.
Her work has been presented in such magazines as Camera Austria, European Photography, Unless you will, Calvert magazine, Artchronika, and others.
Ovcharenko graduated from The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia in 2011 and is represented by RUSSIANTEAROOM Gallery, Paris. Selected prints are available through Aperture Foundation, New York.

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