At the end of July 2022, my brothers invited me on a small family fishing trip. I felt it was a different kind of trip, so I accepted their invitation. Being in the same boat with my brothers (literally), I saw them as caring and passionate, even romantic people. I felt that the bond between us was much stronger than I had ever felt before.
I was right: this trip was different. Vladimir, my older brother, got cancer. Stage II lymphoma. Since our trip, he has faced a long and arduous course of treatment, including chemotherapy. And we, as a family, were there to support him — just as we were on the boat that day.
Andrey Ludmer is a visual artist and documentarian based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He works on the themes of personal self-evaluation and relations between people, using the photographic language and its derivatives to encapsulate his feelings and observations about reality.
Born in Moscow Oblast, Russia (1991), Andrey graduated from the Academy of Documentary and Art Photography “Fotografika” in Saint Petersburg in 2023. His portfolio includes several multimedia photo-based projects and three photo books. Andrey’s books “The Flower Will Always Be a Flower, Even If It Dried Up” and “…A Huge Blue Concrete Cover” are in the collection of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia.