This work was made in Ukraine at an orphanage for girls with disabilities. The women in the photos grew up isolated in a Soviet-era institution on the edge of a forest. Not allowed to leave the premises, we worked inside the classroom where they spend their days and in front of the concrete wall surrounding the facility. The photographs imagine ways to transcend the physical boundaries of place.  

The Director of the institution often forbade me from making photos. On some of those days, I took apart an art history book and invited the women to rework its pages.  A series of those images is printed at the beginning and end of the photo book Internat, published in 2017.