The series “Little Adults” by photographer Anna Skladmann explores what it feels like to grow up as privileged child in Russia, a country where its radical history still rules the daily life. For many years, Anna explored the recently growing society of the “Nouveau Riche” in which children’s have been raised to become the elite and behave like little adults.
Photographing Russia’s new generation of children reflects the extreme contrast between social hierarchies, touches on the control of family aspirations, ideas of normality, the loss of childhood and the constant desire of fame.
The pictures have a very strange feeling. They seem almost unrealistic, like the children don’t fit in their surroundings. The atmosphere is creepy, they look like they’re adults, but none of them seems happy.