Irina Popova (born in 1986, Russia) has a background in documentary photography. She uses her personal experiences as the basis of her storytelling.
Her attention is concentrated on stories of displacement, both outer and inner, and her photographs contain the tension of something inner and secret that is not completely disclosed. Her work has been presented in the Paris Biennale Photoquai, the festivals Breda Photo, Noorderlicht, and many others. She is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.
During her presentation she will speak about her project “Another Family” about a baby in a drug-addicted family as well as about LTP (Labour Treatment Pansionate), a compulsory two year treatment program for alcoholics in Belarus, which includes hard labour, and is one of the last remnants of the “Punitive Medicine” system used by the Soviet Union.