Ivan is the elder, he is 16. Andrey, nicknamed “Moon”, is the younger, 14 now. The two brothers live in a distant village in the northern part of Russia. They are not like city teenagers, with completely different moral values and a fairy tale world inside: they go hunting and fishing, can use a joiner’s chisel, play with ghosts in abandoned places, do not want to move to a city… Mature and childish. Naive and enigmatic. In this ongoing project I want to show the mysteriousness of these brothers’ world.
Daria Tuminas is a Russian photographer. She wrote an MA thesis about amateur photography at St.-Petersburg State University in 2010. In 2011 she graduated from Leiden University’s MA programme “Film and Photographic Studies” (the Netherlands) with the thesis that questions narrative in photography. During studies, Daria was an intern at Foam Magazine, Amsterdam. Daria is also a freelance journalist writing articles and critical essays on photography. Daria’s first project “Ivan and the Moon” won a number of awards, grants, and mentions (1st prize, Viewbook Photostory Competition; winner, Lucie Foundation; finalist, burn magazine grant; honorable mention, Ian Parry Scholarship, etc.), as well as was published in several magazines (HotShoe, GUP, etc.), and exhibited worldwide (Lodz Fotofetiwal; Festival Voies Off Arles; several shows in the Netherlands and in Russia). Daria is represented by Salt Images Agency and by FotoDepartament Gallery.
The featured photographer for September 2011 was Daria Tuminas