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Ksenia Les

Ksenia Les and Lisa Hermes studied Photography and Media at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld. Since their graduation in 2015, they have been working on assignments for German and international media.

Ksenia Les works on long-term projects with a focus on social issues in the countries of the former Soviet Union, exploring the shift of the East European identity beyond the stereotypes. Follow her work at

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