Alla. Jenny's mom

February 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I basically grew up in a community of dissidents. Academics. We knew [literary critic Andrei] Sinyavsky, too. We were all ready to leave in the 1970s, when we were still very young. We held readings of [Andrei] Sakharov’s work. We had the community that raised us. A community of people who did not want to live the way everyone else was living. Almo...
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Jenny

February 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
At ten or eleven I was completely independent. I had my own money. My mom would leave money and I knew where it was, where I should go, take that money, go to the store, what to buy. I always kept track and put everything back. My job was to go to the store and make dinner from whatever I could. Usually I made hot dogs. Since then, since about twel...
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ЭмMigration. Allie's Mom, Lyudmila

January 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
LYUDMILA Allie's mom At that time in the Soviet Union the idea of “leaving” permeated the air. When you ran into people you knew, you didn’t ask whether they were going, you asked “when?”. From the time I was twenty, everyone around me was gradually getting out. The circumstances of our departure were already in the air. We had no doubts about wh...
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ЭмMigration. Allie

January 29, 2017  •  1 Comment
In 2013 I began working on a project I called ЭмMigration (Эм is from word Эмиграция, which means to emigrate, and the rest is from english word immigration. I wanted the name to reflect the journey, from leaving to arriving). The idea of a project came to me when I was talking to my peers who immigrated to US when they were kids. I was always stru...
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Simplicity. September 2013

September 16, 2013  •  2 Comments
A month flew and here we are at the second installment of the Simplicity Blog Circle. The weather is clearly cooling down here in New York. Thinking about the summer we sadly left behind, I was thinking about simple things in life, simple pleasures: walking barefoot, new fun color on my nails, playing in water, laying in a field of blooming flowers...
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Baby S. newborn hospital session

September 16, 2013  •  1 Comment
Baby S. surprised everyone by arriving 3 1/2 weeks earlier, yet weighting in healthy 6lb 9 oz and spotting a nice stylish hairdo. Despite having the baby a bit earlier than they were preparing for, parents were handling all the duties with ease of pros and couldn't wait to get home with their new baby. Congratulations again, and welcome to parentho...
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Let them be little project week 3 is up

August 29, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
A year ago I met several wonderful photographers (we all took an online class together) and we stayed in touch ever since. In august we started a new project documenting moments of our kids being what they are--growing up yet still little. We are posting a collective post every week. I wonder how long will I be able to keep up, but so far I cannot...
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Simplicity Blog Circle. August 2013

August 15, 2013  •  4 Comments
Simplicity and I - we have a long and very complicated relationship. I feel like I am in a constant struggle trying to simplify my life, my surroundings, my environment, my relationships. I see myself constantly reorganizing, rethinking, repositioning and then I find myself in the middle of the room cluttered with the remnants of my efforts to simp...
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Honya

June 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
The Blueprint Fellowship is part of the Center Without Walls project of COJECO, sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.
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New year, new baby

January 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
Baby M. sure made us wait for her to make her entrance, but she timed it perfectly for her parents to come home with her right on New Years Eve. It was a somewhat impromptu session, we did not plan it, did not prepare for it. I was just coming by to congratulate new parents and bring a gift for the baby, and brought my camera with me just in case....
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