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Anastasia Samoylova

Landscape Sublime

In her ongoing series, Landscape Sublime, Samoylova addresses the ubiquity of nature-themed images circulating on the Internet. The project explores the connection between the natural environment and its representation through photography. Samoylova constructs temporary assemblages out of inkjet prints and studio props, which she re-photographs to produce the final compositions.

Anastasia Samoylova (b.1984) was born and raised in Moscow, received an MA from Russian State University for the Humanities, and an MFA from Bradley University. By utilizing tools and strategies related to digital media and commercial photography, her work interrogates notions of environmentalism, consumerism and the picturesque. Samoylova’s work participates in the landscape photography tradition while scrutinizing the consumable products it generates. Samoylova has exhibited internationally, including Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, and Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. Her work is included in the collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and ArtSlant Prize collection in Paris. In 2015 she was granted an artist residency at Latitude Chicago. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker and Foam magazine.

Her first monograph, Landscape Sublime, was published by the In the In-Between Editions in 2016: www.inthein-between.com