Svitlana Panenko

Svitlana Panenko

Svitlana Panenko (2017)


PhD, Slavic Languages, Literatures & Linguistics

Thesis title or Research Area

Towards Critical Realism: Marginality in Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian Photography

Svitlana's research focuses on independent photographic practices during the 1980s and 1990s in three Eastern European countries: Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. She studies photography using the notions of critical realism, margin, and everyday life. Taken together, these three themes form the context that both accurately describes the studied photography and offers a new perspective of research within Eastern European art.

Keywords: photography, film, nonconformism, contemporary art, photographic truth, critical realism, marginand center, everyday life.