Alena Zhandarova

"The City of Brides"

The City of Brides

From the tsar's time Ivanovo was the center of textile industry in Russia and a lot of young girls came there in pursuit of employment. The romantic time of factories came to the end, but the native land of Tarkovsky preserves its feminine alias "The City of Brides" till now. The book made by hands with love, covered by genuine cotton fabric from this "City" with embroidered title on its cover. Includes 15 unbound pages (printed on the crispy matte paper) and the letter sealed with real wax. There are 150 numbered and signed copies. (

Alena Zhandarova

Alena Zhandarova is a young Russian artist, using photography as the main instrument of interaction with the spaces, she creates a special atmosphere of magic, which is built on experimentation and the fresh air of ordinary things in unusual situations. She is the winner of LensCulture Student Award 2013 and Luceo Award 2012, honorable mention of Encontros da Imagem Festival in Portugal 2012, finalist of Art.Laguna Art Prize in Italy and finalist of Photovisa Festival in Russia. Her works were exhibited in Museum of Modern Art "Erarta" in Russia, Pingyao Photography Festival 2014 in China, Copenhagen Photo Festival 2012 in Denmark, Backlight Photo Festival 2011 in Finland, Phodar Photo Biennal 2011 in Bulgaria, Perm Photo Festival 2012 in Russia, Meyrin Cultural Center in Switzerland, Aarhus Art Center in Denmark, Getty Images Gallery in England and others. She studied Fine Art Photography at European Institute of Design in IED Madrid.

Monastery of Tibães

Rua do Mosteiro - Mire de Tibães

The Monastery of São Martinho de Tibães, former Motherhouse of the English Benedictine Congregation, was acquired by the Portuguese State in 1986 and assigned to the Portuguese...

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