What are Russian women in their handbags
• What are the Russian women in their handbags
About a month ago photographer Sergey Stroitelev published a photo project about the contents of women's handbags, which reveals the social role of women in Russia from an unexpected quarter. The handbags friends Sergey and bystanders were things without thinking hardly call any man, if he had asked that women tend to carry with them.
Here is what the photographer about his project VICE magazine: "Women's handbags have always been a mystery to me. As a child I was convinced that my mother and her friends are with them all sorts of magic items and a couple of bricks. I thought it was a compulsory set that they need to save the world, or something like that. "
Alena, 17 years old, student.
Growing up, I can not say that the purse puzzle me less. So, driven solely by curiosity, I decided to ask a few friends and women from strangers, which came on the street, let me remove the contents of their bags.
Alexander, 26, a freelance designer.
I spent the last couple of months, wandering in St. Petersburg (where I live) and requesting to every woman he met, to show me that in her purse. Some thought I mugger, some - I'm crazy, but someone agrees. Those who responded to my request, in my experience, most carefully laid out my things on black cloth, which I carried with me in my backpack before allowing me to take them off track. Elena, 56 years old, entrepreneur.
I asked them to let me take their photos with documents. I believe that the combination of each portrait and personal belongings of the hero gives an unforgettable first impression of who these women are.
Katya, 37 years old, a journalist.
Kristina, 19 years old, student.
Kseniya, 31 years old, photographer.
Lisa, 21 years old, unemployed.
Love, 31, gallery owner.
Masha, 56 years old, a jeweler.
Natalia, 58 years old, guard.
Olga, 33 years old, unemployed.
Olya, 42 years old, a professional researcher of the urban environment and the mother of two children.
Polina, 29 years, dressmaker.
Svetlana, 24 years old, the administrator.
Tatyana, 51 years, civil servant.
Ulyana, 22 years old, teacher of philosophy.
Vera, 62, a kindergarten teacher.