Alexandra Soldatova (b. 1983) is a photographer living and working in Minsk, Belarus. She graduated from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics of Belarusian State University. Her photography story began in 2005, after she attended a course of photography at Belarus Academy of Arts. She is currently working in documentary and conceptual photography, with her main interest being daily life and social questions in Belarus. Today we share her series It Must Be Beautiful.
It Must Be Beautiful
In Belarus, my home country, people love when everything looks neat, clean and beautiful. I decided to search for origins of this fact. So I researched the environment where people normally live and I was looking for rather outstanding, and at the same time, very common things, which could influence the esthetic feeling of a person.
This project is about decorating reality. All these paintings on the bus stops are made through local authorities by unknown “artists” with the only purpose to beautify empty landscape.
To view more of Alexandra’s work, please visit her website.