Photographer Lialia Gimadeeva started her visual diary in 2008 when she to moved to Kazan in Tatarstan to study. For some time she lived in a communal dormitory, small rooms accommodated a journey of self-discovery through her black and white photo series. Her series is also about searching for intimacy in a place crammed with human lives. “Your life does not belong to you, it belongs to the neighbours, the walls, the ears, the kitchen,” says Gimadeeva. Documenting a fragile sense of self in a place like this was one of Gimadeeva’s main goals from 2008-2013. It’s a great series and we’re looking forward to seeing more of Gimadeeva’s work.

Lialia Gimadeeva’s “Position” 2008-2013