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«NOrmativity»

Gallery → «NOrmativity»

Author:
Maria Krugovaia, Pavel Diaghilev

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Author:
Maria Krugovaia, Pavel Diaghilev

NOrmativity is a quiet plea against normativity as a concept. Photographer Maria Krugovaia captured Pavel Diaghilev’s idea very precisely when he asked for her help with its realization. It’s a series of portraits which depict a new version of masculinity born under the pressure of norms and limitations that society imposes on us every day. How to look, how to speak, how to dress, etc. What makes a man? Does a see-through dress change our perception of a person? The artwork also deals with exploration of gender norms and representation. The exploration of inner freedom and power through external sensitivity and vulnerability. It’s about the power and beauty of being yourself. A manifesto of radical self-expression through all the pain that people go through every single day, hiding their true selves, scared and anxious about being who they are and expressing themselves. When a person sheds all their limitations and norms and wears a see-through dress like a suit of armor, a new kind of freedom, power, and norm is born, the kind that denies normativity as a concept. A piece of fabric doesn’t define a person and it shouldn’t be a reason for societal approval or acceptance. Just like sexuality and gender, clothes or any other means of expression shouldn’t be the subject of societal (dis)approval.
Maria Krugovaia is a photographer from Saint Petersburg. She started her creative path with a TV coverage in 2003. Since 2015, she’s been developing the art of nude photography and sensual portraits. Maria is inspired by personal stories that can only be told through photography. The play of light, details of clothes and body, fetishes, and controversial topics help her uncover the utmost potential of each work. Maria has previously worked with GQ Russia, NAKID Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Russia. She worked on the cover for a single by Russian musician Yolka and the poster for short film GECKO.
Maria Krugovaia is a photographer from Saint Petersburg. She started her creative path with a TV coverage in 2003. Since 2015, she’s been developing the art of nude photography and sensual portraits. Maria is inspired by personal stories that can only be told through photography. The play of light, details of clothes and body, fetishes, and controversial topics help her uncover the utmost potential of each work. Maria has previously worked with GQ Russia, NAKID Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Russia. She worked on the cover for a single by Russian musician Yolka and the poster for short film GECKO.
NOrmativity is a quiet plea against normativity as a concept. Photographer Maria Krugovaia captured Pavel Diaghilev’s idea very precisely when he asked for her help with its realization. It’s a series of portraits which depict a new version of masculinity born under the pressure of norms and limitations that society imposes on us every day. How to look, how to speak, how to dress, etc. What makes a man? Does a see-through dress change our perception of a person? The artwork also deals with exploration of gender norms and representation. The exploration of inner freedom and power through external sensitivity and vulnerability. It’s about the power and beauty of being yourself. A manifesto of radical self-expression through all the pain that people go through every single day, hiding their true selves, scared and anxious about being who they are and expressing themselves. When a person sheds all their limitations and norms and wears a see-through dress like a suit of armor, a new kind of freedom, power, and norm is born, the kind that denies normativity as a concept. A piece of fabric doesn’t define a person and it shouldn’t be a reason for societal approval or acceptance. Just like sexuality and gender, clothes or any other means of expression shouldn’t be the subject of societal (dis)approval.