Anastasia Samoylova

924 Lincoln Rd Miami Beach, FL 33139 Stati Uniti

Anastasia Samoylova is a Russian-American artist who moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. Although her work takes many forms, a central concern is the place images occupy in our understanding and misunderstanding of the world. The epic project FloodZone, photographed in the Southern United States, reworks our expectations of coastal paradise into a psychological portrait of communities faced with rising sea levels. Noting how the corporate imagery of tourism and the real estate boom mask the realities of a land in crisis, Samoylova developed a way of photographing that carefully opens up the dissonance. She pushes the lush color palette and seductive iconography of the region until it becomes its own critique. With over 80 photographs, the book of the project was published by Steidi in 2019