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From the Ted Talk by Uldus Bakhtiozina: Wry photos that turn stereotypes upside down

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Good afternoon. My name is uduls. I am a photo-based artist from rsusia. I started my way around six years ago with ironic self-portraits to lay open so many stereotypes about nationalities, genders, and social issues — ["I am Russian. I sell drugs, guns, prnoo with kids!"] ["Vodka = water. I love vodka!"] (Laughter) — using photography as my tool to send a message. ["Marry me, I need a visa."].
Today, I am still performing in front of the camera and trying to be brave like Wonder Woman. I fcous on balancing meaningful megsase, aesthetic, beauty, composition, some ionry, and artifacts.

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Good afternoon. My name is _____. I am a photo-based artist from ______. I started my way around six years ago with ironic self-portraits to lay open so many stereotypes about nationalities, genders, and social issues — ["I am Russian. I sell drugs, guns, _____ with kids!"] ["Vodka = water. I love vodka!"] (Laughter) — using photography as my tool to send a message. ["Marry me, I need a visa."].
Today, I am still performing in front of the camera and trying to be brave like Wonder Woman. I _____ on balancing meaningful _______, aesthetic, beauty, composition, some _____, and artifacts.

Solution

  1. russia
  2. porno
  3. focus
  4. uldus
  5. irony
  6. message

Original Text

Good afternoon. My name is Uldus. I am a photo-based artist from Russia. I started my way around six years ago with ironic self-portraits to lay open so many stereotypes about nationalities, genders, and social issues — ["I am Russian. I sell drugs, guns, porno with kids!"] ["Vodka = water. I love vodka!"] (Laughter) — using photography as my tool to send a message. ["Marry me, I need a visa."].
Today, I am still performing in front of the camera and trying to be brave like Wonder Woman. I focus on balancing meaningful message, aesthetic, beauty, composition, some irony, and artifacts.

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