Anna Chobotova is a Paris based freelance photo artist who specialises in black and white photography.
Anna was born in Russia. In 1996-2001 she graduated the Karelian University, faculty of foreign languages, in 2005 - The University of Manchester, postgraduate diploma in "Cultural management", in 2006 Anna got a diploma ‘Photo artist’ of the international photo school "Fotoart-School". She took part in workshops with Igor Sakharov, Kirill Novosartov, Yuri Palmin, Andrei Chezhin.
From 2007-2019 she is the founder and director of the "AnnaKids" photo studio.
Anna takes part in exhibitions and is invited to publish in European editions and photo albums.
Since 2008 she has been cooperating with the Karelian State Philharmonic. Anna works with such musicians as Julia Igonina, Eduard Grach, Vadym Kholodenko, Marius Stravinsky, Aylen Pritchin.
Anna's works are used by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Karelian State Philharmonic, Melodiya record label and others. Many works are in the personal collections in Europe and Russia.
Her art is a state and a way. The main theme of works is loneliness. The Banishment. The contrast between the physical and the metaphysical. Her heroes, be they living or simply objects, are temporarily stranded in this material world on their path to further development. Anna perceives the world around her as a temporary stop. The space of her works is static and symmetrical, seemingly absent, emphasizing the endlessness of time. Anna's characters are in constant motion. They are trying to reach beyond this immovable physical world, taking the limits off their space. Awareness of the impossibility of moving further to their origins affects each of the heroes differently - sparking tragedy, humility, protest.
Anna often refers to everyday objects, the use of miniature elements against the background of large spaces, multi-exposure, repeats. Mirrors, watches, triangles, and hands are frequent symbols in her works. Using these tools, she tries to reach inside of the viewer.