Greta Koshenina

Greta Koshenina photographer

Greta Koshenina is a working artist who combines archival family photos with contemporary photographs to depict her own mythology.
From: Water Valley, Mississippi, USA
Shows: Cyanotypes

Greta Koshenina is a photographer, videographer, poet, and curator based in Oxford and Water Valley, Mississippi. Cyanotypes provide a natural method of producing images that embody an antiquated aesthetic and convey a transient quality found in dreams, childhood memories, and mythology. Much of Koshenina’s work combines archival family photos with contemporary photographs of her hometown, Water Valley, to create surrealistic photographic collages. She uses antique laces and wildflowers to create photograms which document delicate objects using an inherently ephemeral medium.

Koshenina is largely inspired by ancient mythology of the Mediterranean, especially Italy. These stories meld with her family’s own mythology, creating a timeless tale that she shares through cyanotypes and poetry. Koshenina is interested in the intersection of spirit and the subconscious throughout all facets of life. Her work represents these themes, as well as womanhood, biophilia, and belonging.

“The cyanotype process gives me a chance to revert to a nostalgic childhood full of play and experimentation. I can depict a window into my memories, which appear like magic on paper using only a couple of chemicals, sunlight, and water.”

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