Ekaterina Zershchikova is a Russian photographer living and working in Berlin. Born in Rostov on Don, Russia, Zershchikova graduated from the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in 2021. In her Photographic work, she explores themes revolving around collective and personal identity.
About the book:
The myth of the “Russian Berlin” originated as early as the 1920s. To this day, the city has a long history of Russian-speaking immigration. People from all countries of the former Soviet Union are at home in Berlin.
In Zershchikova’s project “Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov”, the artist photographs people from Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union who now live in Berlin and feel a strong connection to their native cultures. In their private lives and in social settings, their cultures, traditions, feelings and dreams come together. Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov are not only first names but also stand for faith, hope and love. For Zershchikova they are metaphors for the homeland that people carry within and with them wherever they are.
Book title: Vera Nadezhda Lyubov
Photographer: Ekaterina Zershchikova
Text author: Volha Hapeyeva, Ekaterina Zershchikova
Publisher: Self Published