Portrait - NOMINEE: Kseniya Halubovich
Photo © Kseniya Halubovich
House where people live in
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Nurse in a psychoneurological orphanage is a person who knows everything about her wards: clothing size, favorite music, jokes, moods and health features. A former geography teacher, tying her shoelaces to a girl from the most difficult department, says that she is the only one with such a diagnosis in Belarus.
A 20-year-old Masha has a tattoo «reading enriches the mind» on her arm. A lot of people want to hug or tell her about their small and big miseries.
Ruslan was engaged in wrestling and dreamed of becoming a mixfighter, but he feeds old people with a spoon.
While these houses exist, people work there. And they often become closest to the people who live there.
Kseniya Halubovich (1988) — documentary photographer, based in Minsk, Belarus. Working with photo and video projects on social topics.
2007-2009 and 2016- 2019 — Belarusian State Academy of Arts (Faculty of Screen Arts, TV directing)
2015-2016 — Belarusian Union of designers and Vadim Kachan course of art
2017 — Donald Weber’s workshop in “Bird in flight” school (Kyiv)
2019 — Shortlisted in the German Peace Prize for Photography
2019 — International Photography Grant, portrait nominee
2020 — Shortlisted in The Global Peace Photo Award