"Orbita" has published a book of photographs by Alexander Gronsky and Ksenia Babushkina, "Schema".
The authors present their book as an exciting play on the perception of space and time. Its nature is exceptionally photographic and feeds on the history of photography and peculiarities of contemporary digital picture-taking. The book consists of diptychs and triptychs shot between 2005 and 2015 in different countries across the world, including Russia, Japan and Azerbaijan.
In 2009, the photographer Alexander Gronsky, born in Tallinn and now based in Saulkrasti, won the Aperture Portfolio Prize. In 2010 he received the Paul Huf Award, while in 2012 a World Press Photo prize in photojournalism.
During the international photography show "Paris Photo", "Galerie Polka" introduces Gronsky as "an Estonian photographer". The Russian magazine "Afisha" calls him "the most important contemporary Russian photographer". At the same time he goes shooting to Japan as a Latvian photographer.
Alexander crosses boundaries with ease, either those between genres or geographic locations. "Schema" is perhaps the first series of works that abides by no limits whatsoever.
Ksenia Babushkina began working on the project with Gronsky in 2013 while in her native Saint Petersburg. Having an MA in social sciences, Ksenia studied photography at Galperin School of Photography and the "Photodepartment". In 2012 and 2014 she took part in The International Summer School of Photography in Kuldiga. Ksenia fields of interests cover photography, sociology and visual anthropology.
"Schema" is their first joint project.
The book was edited by Vladimir Svetlov and Anna Volkova and designed by Vladimir Leibgam.
Published with support from the State Culture Capital Foundation, Arctic Paper, Antalis.
The book is available at shop.talka.lv.