Anne Vinogradoff was born in Paris in 1966 into a family of performers. She received two MA’s in environmental sciences before deciding that her future lay in a career as a dancer and choreographer. She soon developed a passion and fascination with photography and for ten years she avidly photographed her friends in the performing world. Moving her photography practice to the next level she graduated with distinction from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art in 2010. Female performers expressing their femininity surrounded her during the time she spent in the performing arts and reveal women as a recurring subject in her images.
Vinogradoff is particularly interested in exploring the cultural construct of women’s status in society and the way it influences our actions and beliefs today. Her approach is intended to be both powerful and engaging. Anne often refers to history, sociology and science but also takes a concealed autobiographical approach. Through aesthetics and conceptualism, she sees her projects as tools with which she acquires knowledge about herself as well as the society that we live in and that shapes us.
Anne’s ambition is to raise many questions about the established dogma of our culture by exploring themes related to women and freedom, as well as exploring her own corruption and the guilt attached to it.
She strives to create something unique and beautiful with a visual tension between the aesthetic of the image and the seriousness of the subject. Her exploration of the classic form of the western paradigm that creates hierarchy -‐ God, man, woman, children, animal and nature -‐ is meant to be thought provoking.
The matt black that is a trademark in Vinogradroff’s recent work represents her acknowledgement of the enduring age of darkness we live in.
University of the Arts - Central Saint Martins - UK
Post Graduate Certificate in Photography, 2010
2012 – 'Over the Hill' Wayfarers Arcade, Southport
2011 - Guernsey photographic festival with Foto8
2011 - Lightox Gallery, group show,Woking
2011 - Long Night of Pictures Berlin Festival
2010 - ‘My Little Paris…’ L’atelier de Su Marie Space, London
2010 – ‘Recurring Frigidity’ Photo Fringe 2010 , Brighton Media Brighton
2010 - ‘Beyond Mary and Salome ‘ Central Saint Martin summer Show 2010, London
2009 – ‘Tokyo’ Couverture & The Garbstore, Notting Hill Show, London
2009 - ‘I am more than the sum of my parts’ Open Studio – Bow art Trust, London