Anna Russian

Anna Russian is a writer, artist, and musician. She graduated from Bard College in 2019 with a B.A. in literature and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

NYC Through the Eyes of My Grandpa

Last year I wrote a piece about navigating grief through photography. This summer, I’m turning the page as best as I can.  Papik (Armenian for...

How To Photograph With Purpose

The smartphone is probably-- at this point-- the most ubiquitous camera around. In a click or less, virtually anything you can ever want to...

For The Love of the Dubblefilm Camera

After seeing the infamous “35mm” hashtag on Instagram for the past decade, I finally decided it was time to take up another hobby. This...

How To Be Invisible: Mikiko Hara On Introverted Photography

I always tell people that you can’t escape your humanness in New York. You’ll find people arguing, people crying, people kissing, rats running around,...

How I Processed Grief and Found Peace through Photography

Like most people during the pandemic, I suffered a lot of personal loss in the past year and a half. A few months before...

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