Weightless by Anastasia Korosteleva

Anastasia Korosteleva was born and raised in Moscow. Of all the disciplines studied in the British Higher School of Art and Design she found herself drawn to photography. She has twice won the D&AD New Blood Award in the photography category. She currently works as a freelance photographer in addition to personal projects. Her personal work varies from portrait photography to a detailed exploration of photography as a medium.

‘Weightless’ is a series of portraits of Maldivian girls floating on the surface of the Indian ocean. It explores the bright identities of a nation that is under the threat of disappearance. The Maldives are expected to be swallowed by water. If the sea-level rises with the same pace, the islands will be wiped off the map by the end of this century. 

All photos by Anastasia Korosteleva