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Infertility II

Olga Boltneva | Russian Federation


In our society, there are topics that are considered indecent, inconvenient, and embarrassing. Taboo topics. One of these topics is infertility. In medicine, infertility refers to the inability of a couple to conceive a child in childbearing age. It so happened that this topic became the cornerstone of our family. For 8 years of marriage, we did not become parents, and the doctors diagnosed me with "Infertility of the 2nd degree". But it's not the end, it's time of the beginning.

The project "Infertility 2" is a story about Love. The diagnosis that doctors gave me was the starting point in the search for the meaning of marriage. Awareness of the true meaning of love. To start “living in other as in oneself”. To feel the New Testament verse “and the two will become one flesh” with your own skin. After all, the family is not a reproductive function. This is primarily the Two.

Olga Boltneva is a photographer working on the stack of documentary and art. Her life and art are inseparably connected. She works with photography to explore themes of intimate space such as family and mutual relations, identity and reality at different stages of life. She's trying to understand these issues from her own experience. She follows her inner impulses, to identify and disclose her personal painful points but speaks about things which are universal and common to all humankind.

site: boltneva.com

e-mail: olga@boltneva.com

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