20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Rituals (#3)

Magic is at its origins. In my works I turn to the rites of the past. In Slavic culture there was a big spread of fortune-telling. First of all, they were associated with the use of mirrors and the play of light and shadow. By turning to my cultural tradition and redefining it, I’m creating a new image of magical ritual.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © Apollinariia Ilina