My name is Anastasia Bogomolova. I’m from Ural town Kasli in Russia. Fifteen years ago I moved with my family from Kazakhstan to this town and found myself in seventh class of high school. It was the firing line. Lessons, sports, dramatics, academic competitions... Without rest our class existed up to the graduation from the school. We always had to be with the best results. But we suffered a complete defeat in personal relationships. Exactly ten years after graduation I went back to my school and tried to cope with these memories. The starting point for me was another seventh class. The only cadet class in Kasli. The first in everything. Called 'Vanguard'.
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Photography and voice: Anastasia Bogomolova
Viewbook Photostory is an international competition that focuses on the narrative aspects of the photographic art form. In 2009 and 2010, Photostory focused on the big picture. This year’s edition will concentrate on the theme “Small Stories.” That doesn't mean we're looking for thin, simplistic, or insignificant stories. The focus will be on photographic series with a personal view, or stories from a "small" or intimate perspective.
The winner will receive a personalized award in the form of a book publication, a travelling exhibition kit, and exposure on a variety of channels. To learn more and submit your series, visit viewbookphotostory.com.