Uldus Bakhtiozina is a Russian artist who works with photography. She was born in 1986 in St. Petersburg, Russia (former Leningrad of USSR), in a family with mixed religions and nationalities including a Muslim-tatars father, a Christian, half-Ukrainian mother, and Jewish step-sister. She prefers an analogue camera instead of digital to catch the nature of an object, show its deepest edges and soul beneath it. All objects, costumes, make-up and outfits are produced by her to fill the story behind each photograph with her vision and imagination. In 2014, Uldus became the first Russian speaker in the history of TED conference, and gave a talk on her photo project Desperate Romantics. Since the beginning of 2016, Uldus has become a Senior TED fellow. Uldus also spoke at Conference CDI in Mexico, as a finalist of Gifted Citizen Prize.
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