Anastasiya Lazurenko: Pearly Gates

By Donatella Montrone

Perched on the end of a bench in her gymnastics class in Lugansk, enjoying a moment’s reprieve from her daily, four-hour-long lessons, a five-year-old Anastasiya Lazurenko, in leotard and tights, eyes locked on the succession of “beautiful young girls from that small Ukrainian town” doing perfect aerial flips, wondered “why people go to all the trouble of living when in the end all they’re going to do is die.

“I remember feeling very alone at the time,” says the 28-year-old photographer.

Existentialist thoughts have always consumed Lazurenko: “Had I not had a strong education, my brain would have blown out my head …read more

Via: BJP

    

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