Masha Vorontsova was a Russian artist, who helped to boost the photograpic movement of Leningrado during 1960 to 1980 and her work was recognized after her death. She enjoyed too much photographing people, specially in that era of mystery and pain, and recording was prohibited.
All these photographs which were taken by Masha Ivashintsova were hidden at her attic, one day her daughter found about 30,000 photos, revealing the life of their family and other people during these hard times. They knew she was always taking photos but never knew about the result until the day her daughter found all the photos.
Masha Vorontsova was a Russian photographer and artist from St. Petersburg who was involved in Russian literary movements.
At the attic
Masha kept her photographs hidden, which were taken during that time, making sure nobody could find them.
Even if most people knew she was always taking pictures, they never knew what happened with her photographs, it was a secret.
Asya, is the daughter of that Russian photographer. Her mom had a unique style for he photos and she could keep her life as a secret.
A broken statue
Here photographs seem that were part of a movie, waiting to be found and loved for someone who could understand how was the life at that time.
Masha loved this man, and sometimes she described him as a master of the unknown and untouchable.
During Asya's childhood, she was living with her father and she doesn't remember too much about seeing her mother.
During her childhood, she remembers visiting this old woman in Armenia. This woman used to invite them to go her home for a little of bread and even if she never understood what she said, she felt good.
Lost the control
Masha didn't know how to control herself in a socialist world. She ended up in a psychiatric hospital.
She always curious about the people and what were they thinking about.
For some reasons dogs have always been the center of our attention, and Masha couldn't stop taking a picture of this little friend. In this photo we can see how lovely this little dog is.
Masha was well known by poets and writers. She used to go to many activities in theaters.
Thanks to her parents, Masha learned how important was being kind and sharing some of the things you have.
Masha used to show how she felt through her photographs, capturing people being happy, or feeling pain.
Masha enjoyed taking pictures of children, she said that it was the best way to understand people and their families. Also how innocent they look and how curious they always are.
Watching how the children had to act as if they were older, was something really interesting and deep that now we can see in Masha's photographs.
For Masha, traveling always meant a great opportunity to explore and discover the world, as a little girl looking for many things to learn.
Masha always knew that was impossible stopping time or going back in time, so she decided to capture every moment, so people in the future could understand what happened.
Masha met Boris while she was going back to Moscow. He gave her a camera as a gift, which was the one that she used to take her pictures.