Anastasia Rudenko was born in the South-Kazakhstan region in 1982. At the age of 12, she moved to Russia with her parents. In 2009, she began taking photos inspired by experiences in her own family as a child. She began documenting families affected by domestic abuse, including members of her own family and people she met by following the police. Over the past two years, Rudenko has been exploring social issues in Russia (domestic violence, disabled children living in orphanages) and documenting life in her native Kazakhstan.