LANKO Ola

Kids

Ukraine

2015 - La carte blanche de Nathalie Herschdorfer

These series consist of 25 portraits of teenagers taken on the roller coaster without them being aware of me observing and photographing. My project investigates the ability of photography to de-contextualize the subject from its environment. And by the means of this I explore the possible occurrence of a new meaning. “Kids” depicting an uncontrolled stream of emotions in a teenager. The visual language of these photographs refers to propaganda posters used extensively in 1920-30’s by the Soviet authorities and constructivists.

About the artist

OLA LANKO is born in 1985, Ukraine. From 2008 to 2010, she studied at Photography department at Royal academy of art, The Hague. From 2010 to 2012
she studied at Photography department at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Ola Lanka had many exhibitions in Netherlands and Ukraine.