Galya Budagova
Photographer

I use photography as a tool of showing love, as a language so to speak. In the simplest sense. It seems to me that I am not doing very well in other ways. Sometimes I do not find the words, and sometimes they are completely different ones. Not at all what I feel, sometimes they may sound rude, stupid, inappropriate. Photography helps me with that a lot. I learn the human communication this way, its structure, form, its very subtle nature. I learn how to communicate myself. Lately it’s been portraits/self-portraits, but also documentary photography gave me a lot, especially when my family moved to Tanzania, that was my way of adaptation and dealing with new reality.

All in all this is my unspoken awkward declaration of love. If I photograph, I love.

Galya Budagova
Photographer

I use photography as a tool of showing love, as a language so to speak. In the simplest sense. It seems to me that I am not doing very well in other ways. Sometimes I do not find the words, and sometimes they are completely different ones. Not at all what I feel, sometimes they may sound rude, stupid, inappropriate. Photography helps me with that a lot. I learn the human communication this way, its structure, form, its very subtle nature. I learn how to communicate myself. Lately it’s been portraits/self-portraits, but also documentary photography gave me a lot, especially when my family moved to Tanzania, that was my way of adaptation and dealing with new reality.

All in all this is my unspoken awkward declaration of love. If I photograph, I love.

  • TIME SQUARE
    Dec 1, 2023 – Mar 31, 2024
    Flashback Habitat
    Turin, Italy
    Flashback Habitat Ecosystem for Contemporary Cultures continues its path of experimentation and artistic research with the new exhibition Time Square: L’arte in piazza trascende il tempo. The exhibition takes inspiration from the famous square in New York, changing its name to Time Square, where the words “time” and “square” collide and recompose new meanings. The American square is the clear symbol of aggressive modernity and humanity in transformation. (more…)
  • Wong Chung-Wai: Hong Kong After Hong Kong
    Publication
    Gost
    International
    In May 2021, Wong Chung-Wai left Hong Kong with his family to begin a new life in the UK. During the six months prior to their departure he had wandered the city alone using his camera to create an imprint of those things he could not take with him. The photographs in Hong Kong After Hong Kong are Chung-Wai’s visual lament for the city. They show the city’s contradictions – the co-existence of urban infrastructure and nature, the ancient and contemporary (more…)