Photography and Digital Art Prize Finalist 2015
Yamaan by Yana Khankhatova
About the artwork
The project “Yamaan” “Yamaan” means from buryat language is “goat”. The project's objective was to talk about the collection of fashion designer Alexander Arze reflecting the wild, free and nomadic spirit. And talk a little bit about the history of Buryatia. The history of this collection, was decided to tell, through the image of a goat. First of all, goat - one of the first domesticated animals. Goat - undemanding animal, content is often very poor pasture. Goats climb well, can graze in areas that are inaccessible to other livestock. Goat is very unpretentious and can survive in areas where other would suffer from hunger. It can tolerate extreme cold and heat. So, the goat is a strong and interesting character.Then, the collection features dresses in a nomadic style. Fashion experimenting with materials, textures, shapes. In the model, he tried to use authentic natural elements - fur, iron chainmail.The project «Yamaan» is a story about the spirit of the steppe.
About the artist
Yana Khankhatova was born in Kharkov, but I have been living in Siberia since was 2, grew up and studied in the city of Ulan-Ude, Siberia, Russia. Personal Statement: 2014 photographer of TV project “Chinese next top model. On the road” in Italy 2013 founder and coeditor “Nomaduud magazine” with Irina and Olga Ertakhatova’s 2013 present photographer and founder of photostudio Spot, Ulan-Ude, Russia Exhibitions: 2015 Personal exhibition “Yana 2014” , Sampilov Republican Art Museum Ulan-Ude, Russia 2014 On-line course by retoucher Lara Chrome “Retouch for fashion photos” 2014 Art project “One day in the life” , the group exhibition, Ulan-Ude, Russia 2013 Personal exhibition “Generetion” exhibition space ”Gallery”, Irkutsk, Russia 2013 The faces of Buryatia, the group exhibition, Moscow, Russia 2012 Baikal Fashion Week 2012, the group exhibition, Museum og the City, Ulan-Ude, Russia 2012 Personal exhibition “Attaria” Museum of the City, Ulan-Ude, Russia 2011 Baikal Fashion Week 2011, the group exhibition Museum of the City, Ulan-Ude, Russia 2009 Personal exhibition "For secrets" Ulan-Ude, Russia Education: 2014 Course by Anna Radchenko "Create photo projects of international level" (UK, London, on-line course) 2013 The course of fashion photography by Sasha Samsonova, Irina Vorotinseva and Katerina Yak, Moscow, Russia 2013 The course of retouching by Ashot Gevorkyan (Kaliningrad). 2013 The course of portrait photography by Alexander Medvedev (Saint-Petersburg). 2011 The course of fashion photography by Alina Lebedeva in Saint-Petersburg. 2008 Assistant in studio of a photographer Sergey Primakov, Ulan-Ude, Russia 2007 – 2012 East Siberia State University of Technology and Menegment Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication Diploma in Public Relations , Ulan-Ude, Russia Contributions: -“Chinese next top model. On the road” Italy. August – September 2014 - photorgapher -Goodali magazine -Dorohin’s magazine -Ulysse Nardin – beauty -Mikoto pearl jewelery – editorial -Goyo cashimire – editorial -Nomaduud magazine – editor with IOErt - Irina and Olga Ertakhanova’s, editorial -IOErt - Irina and Olga Ertakhanova’s - illustrators and painters Khankhalaev Gallery -Silver Fashion - campaign. -Sofia Nee models agency – models tests, fashion photoshoots -Foty Mody magazine Links: Yana Khankhatova on Behance https://www.behance.net/yana_khankhatova e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org