Anastasia Rudenko was born in the South-Kazakhstan region in 1982. At the age of 12, she moved to Russia with her parents. In 2009, she began taking photos inspired by experiences in her own family as a child. She began documenting families affected by domestic abuse, including members of her own family and people she met by following the police. Over the past two years, Rudenko has been exploring social issues in Russia (domestic violence, disabled children living in orphanages) and documenting life in her native Kazakhstan.
She is interested in a critical view of social and political issues in her works and dedicates most of her time to personal projects. Since autumn 2011, Rudenko has been represented by Reportage by Getty Images. She was selected for PDN’s list of 30 new and emerging photographers to watch in 2012. In the spring of 2012, she graduated from the Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. Currently, she is working as a freelance photographer with Russian and international magazines and is based in Moscow.
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