2022 — Berlin, Odessa, St Petersburg
About this series
From Berlin to Saint Petersburg, passing through Odessa or Italy, the ultimate location of this series is the night. Alisa Resnik crosses it, explores its entrails, on a path to meet it, in the deserted streets and landscapes where a few furtive silhouettes slip by, in the pale interiors and the apparitions of fragile or sometimes ecstatic faces.
From muted glimmers to bursts of colour in the shadows, the photographer describes what might seem like a wandering, but which turns out to be her journey and her story. The story, quivering and subtle, of one who belongs nowhere and yet is entirely part of this nocturnal world. Through her powerful images, she reveals its beauty and grace. Then, like a welcoming home, it receives and envelops her. As the pages turn, Alisa Resnik takes us along with her and we surrender to the brutality as well as the sweetness of the night. Caroline Bénichou
Alisa Resnik was born in 1976 in St Petersburg, Russia and moved to Berlin, Germany, in 1990. After studying art history in Berlin and Bologna, she began taking photographs in 2008. In 2013 Resnik won the European Publishers Award for Photography.
In 2014 she was a finalist of Oskar Barnack Award.
Her book “One Another” was published simultaneously in five editions (Kehrer Verlag, Actes Sud, Peliti Associati, Dewi Lewis Publishing and Blume).
In 2021 she released her second book “On The Night That We Leave”
Her work has been published in Lettre International, International New York Times, Liberation, Die Zeit, die taz, Russian Reporter, Burn Magazine, GUP etc.
She’s been a member of Prospekt since 2009 and a member of TEMPS ZERO collective since 2012.