Alexander Glyadelov and the project "Superfluous"
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Alexander Glyadelov is a Soviet and Russian documentary photographer. Born in Poland in 1956. At the age of 8, together with his family, he moved to Kyiv permanently. Studied at Kiev Polytechnic University. By the age of 30, he is fond of studying photography and at the age of 33 he begins to work professionally as a freelance photojournalist. Traveled throughout the Soviet Union. He recorded military conflicts in Moldova, where he was wounded, in Nagorno-Karabakh and Chechnya. Glyadelov is a deeply social photographer. He painfully responds to human deprivation, human tragedy, deprivation and loneliness. Two of his global projects can be cited as an example: "Man and Prison" and "Superfluous".
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1. The project "Superfluous" is a project about street children.
2. Children do not know normal living conditions.
3. They experience humiliating poverty.
4. They spend their days looking for a piece of bread.
5. They are looking for a place to just relax and spend the night, run away from home from parental alcoholism and drug addiction.
6. They exist in basements.
7. They steal and fight for their lives, and this fight is an inevitable part of life itself.
8. Glyadelov literally hunted for children.
9. The photographer looked for them in the basements, waited in the subway.
10. He looked into their eyes and saw in each one just a child.
11. And the children believed him at some point.
12. The result was a series of deeply trusting photographs.
13. Photographs of the "Extra" project are used by international organizations such as the Norwegian Refugee Council, the international organization of the United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS.