Shvilishvili in Moscow

«Shvilishvili» installation presented at the Moscow Photobiennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Curator Anna Zaitseva.

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«Waiting» book is published!

«Waiting» photobook is finally published! You can find more info here, and also all people who took part in the crowdfunding will get their books, postcards and other great things very very soon! Thank you for your support once again!!

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Official Russian presentation is on 31 of October at «Fotodepartament» Foundation, Vosstaniya, 24, Saint-Petersburg. 17.30
Official presentation in Europe — 14 of Noveber, Le Monte en l’Air bookshop, Paris, as a part of Punto de Fuga experimental book festival http://puntodefugaparis.com, Paris Photo week.



Book news

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«Waiting» is currently in print and we’re expecting our super-cover material to arrive to Russia from Holland in a few days, this means the book will be out very-very soon!

Meanwhile «The Alphabet of Shared Words» book was shortlisted for Arles Authors Book Award 2015 and is now available for order (see the link here).

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Those who were «Waiting», part I

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Igor and Ekaterina took part in the «Waiting» project three times. In this short video they share the experience of being photographed sleeping and ideas about the series.
«Waiting» needs your support here http:igg.me/at/waitingbook



«Waiting» photobook crowdfunding

After several months of preparing and discussing I finally start the crowdfunding campaign to print the «Waiting» photobook ) Since the moment I stopped photographing it for the first time in 2012 it always gets back to me from the links that you send telling that it was posted somewhere, from lots of emails saying «I really like your work» or «I want a book» or even from crashes of my website because the link to the «Waiting» was posted somewhere in Thailand and I had 18000 visitors in one hour.
This campaign is an opportunity to pre-order the book and make it possible to publish it
So!
Please support it and spread the word!!

THANK YOU!!!
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После нескольких месяцев приготовлений, раздумий и обсуждений наконец-то я рада сообщить, что краудфандинг в поддержку публикации «Ожидания» запущен! С самого момента, когдая я первый раз перестала снимать этот проект в 2012 году он постоянно возвращается ко мне какими-то невероятными путями — и в виде постоянных ссылок на то, что кто-то его где-то опубликовал, да еще и прикрутил надпись поверх картинок, и в виде очень трогательных писем «мне нравится ваша работа» или «а где можно взять книгу?» или даже в виде падений моего сайта, когда фотографии были опубликованы где-то в Тайланде и в час ко мне зашли 18000 человек. В общем момент настал )
Я запускаю две кампании одновременно — одну международную на indiegogo — и одну российскую на Планете.ру.

Пожалуйста, помогите распространить инфомрмацию об этих кампаниях везде, где только можно, если вам нравится этот проект! Репосты, шеры, лайки, письма друзьям ну и по обстоятельствам
Я надеюсь, все получится — с вашей поддержкой!
ОГРОМНОЕ СПАСИБО!!!



Alphabet of Shared Words

New project «The Alphabet of Shared Words» was first published by «Russian Reporter» magazine, then by the Independent , today it’s on BuzzFeed and soon will be in some other media.

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«Shvilishvili» book was included into the art history library of the Berkeley University of California (in January) and recently — into the collection of Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
On Sunday I’m making a talk on how did we finally come to the photobook making in Russia during the last couple of years, how we are connected and how we are disconnected from the world photobook scene, and is there anything like «our own special way». If you are in Riga — don’t miss this weekend’s events https://www.facebook.com/events/300491056769437/?fref=ts



Shvilishvili installation

The first installation of the Shvilishvili project is on the show in Braga, Portugal, as a part of the festival Encontros da Imagem. Here is a low-res video presentation of how it looks like.

Music, Sound design and Multimedia Production — Jose Bautista / KanseiSounds (great work and a lot of support, thank you, Jose!)

The original installation is for 4 projectors in a dark square room, the whole equipment is quite expensive, but I still hope to find an opportunity to make it.



waiting around the world

«Waiting» project travels around the world, so many people sent me links on publications and re-posts in different countries during the last month. Here are some discoveries. If you know more — please, send me a link, I will add it here, especially if there are any (really any, even creepy) comments and if people write something by their own, not just re-posting. Something interesting for a future projects can come out of it.

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Germany
http://www.stern.de/fotografie/russin-fotografiert-schlafende-paare-warten-auf-das-eigene-kind-2061087.html

Greece
http://www.eimaimama.gr/2013/09/portreta-zeugarion-pou-perimenoun-paidi.html

Spain
http://futyan.com/?p=2550

US
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/09/16/jana_romanova_photographs_sleeping_pregnant_couples_in_her_series_waiting.html
http://www.featureshoot.com/2012/09/intimate-photos-of-sleeping-couples-awaiting-the-birth-of-their-child/
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/jana-romanova-waiting
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3018100/earnest-vulnerable-portraits-of-expecting-parents-sleeping

England
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2429919/Portraits-sleeping-parents-capture-unguarded-intimate-moments-lives-growing-families.html
http://designtaxi.com/news/360702/Intimate-Photographs-Give-A-Bird-s-Eye-View-Of-Sleeping-Parents-To-Be/
http://www.vice.com/read/jana-romanova-waiting-russian-pregnant-couples

France
http://citizenpost.fr/portraits-tendres-intimes-couples-endormis/

Iceland
http://www.mbl.is/smartland/stars/2013/09/24/40_myndir_af_40_olettum_porum/

Latvia
http://www.delfi.lv/izklaide/dzivesstils/vizuala-maksla/foto-projekts-grutnieces-un-vinu-viri-miega.d?id=43683327

Turkey
http://www.radikal.com.tr/fotogaleri/hayat/40_yatak_odasi_fotografi-1152498
http://www.cnnturk.com/fotogaleri/kultur.sanat/diger/2012/10/09/bebek.bekliyoruz/15050/

Iran
http://marde-rooz.com/?p=23938

China
http://language.chinadaily.com.cn/article-129821-1.html

Have no idea where is this from
http://www.boredpanda.com/pregnant-couple-portraits-waiting-jana-romanova/
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/jana-romanova
http://pandawhale.com/post/27945/jana-romanova-photographs-sleeping-pregnant-couples-in-her-series-waiting
http://morethantoast.org/2012/11/waiting-jana-romanova/
http://artvolver.com/en/work/romanovajana-beztytulu1a

 



new website published

After some struggling we finally published a new website. Its design is much more simple, and simplicity is always good. I would like to thank Alexey Tikhonov and all my friends who helped me understand the basics of html codes. I’m going to use this news feed mostly as a blog, dedicated to my projects, books, festivals I attend, some interesting things I discover in the world of photography and mainly photography books. Visit my website to stay updated.