Young Russian couples, inhabitants of SaintPetersburg and Moscow, are sleeping in their bedrooms early in the morning, the time when people don't really care about their appearance, being natural. They are preparing to become parents in few months, and the project investigates not only their attitude to each other during the period of expecting a baby, but also the way young families live in big cities of modern Russia, 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the country that will be known to their children only from history books. The project consists of 40 images, like 40 weeks in pregnancy. SaintPetersburg, Moscow. 20092012.
Jana Romanova is a documentary photographer, based in Saint-Petersburg. She was born in 1984 in Russia, and got a degree in journalism from Saint-Petersburg State University. Her long-term documentary projects were selected for a number of international exhibitions (“New Saint-Petersburg” in Nieuw Dakota (the Netherlands), the Backlight Festival (Finland), Encuentros Abietros (Argentina), “Me, myself and I” (Austria), etc.) and got several prizes and honorable mentions in photography all over the world.
In 2011 she became a teacher of documentary photography at the Faculty of Photojournalists in Saint-Petersburg and in 2012 started her personal photography course in “books as objects” iside the educational program of the FotoDepartament Foundation.