I am so used to the time we spend together here. In the past six months, I learned that it is only natural for the concepts of completely opposite nature to coexist. Things are both beautifully quiet and unbearably loud and obnoxious. The sense of time is both nearly still and moving at incredibly fast speed, hard to catch. We are all connected to each other, but yet, our differences are felt so much stronger. We love each other so much, and value this time together, and intensely feel the need to claim our own space.
Bio: Elena Volkova was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, and moved to the U.S. in 1994. She earned two degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art: an MFA in Studio Arts as well as a BFA in Photography. Elena’s current body of work follows post-minimalist aesthetic and focuses on liminal space, bringing attention to the everyday overlooked moments and addressing viewer’s interaction with an art space. Volkova has received several recognitions and awards, including the Janis Meyer Traveling Fellowship, Hamiltonian Fellowship, Sondheim semi-finalist awards well as Vermont Studio Fellowship. She has exhibited her work regionally and internationally. Volkova resides in Baltimore, MD and teaches Photography at Stevenson University.
Also, check out: 10 Frames Per Second, A weekly podcast exploring topics of photojournalism through the eyes of working photojournalists. Aiming to go beyond “tech talk,” 10FPS focuses on the heart of photojournalism: why and how we do what we do, and is hosted by J.M Giordano and Elena Volkova, produced by Audrey Gatewood and John Devecka at the WLOY studio at Loyola University Maryland.