Petra Fagerström

Born 10th March 1998, Swedish

Concept video


The starting point for this collection is a picture of Petra’s grandmother. This project is all about the women in her family, whom she has always held their strength and spirit in admiration. While researching family photos she found a picture of her grandmother in soviet military parachuting gear, discovering that she had been a parachutist in her youth. The “flying grandmother” concept is about resilience and grace: Petra’s soviet family history is complicated, but there was a lot of beauty in the lives of the women that raised her.
Her project is also a testimony to the history of soviet women.

Mata Durikovic
ITS Media Award
Rafaela Pestritu