Anastasia Samoylova Adaptation

Anastasia Samoylova, David Campany, Lucy Sante, Mia Fineman

A career-to-date monograph of Anastasia Samoylova—a rising star in contemporary photography—published to coincide with a joint exhibition of her work alongside Walker Evans at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (on view October 2024–May 2025).

Anastasia Samoylova is one of the most dynamic image makers of our time, using her mastery of color and formal dynamics to explore issues of climate change, consumerism, and the overdevelopment of twenty-first-century cities. Russian-born and now a resident of Florida, Samoylova moves between observational photography and studio practice, creating imagery that is absolutely "of the moment" but also drawing from influences including the Russian avant-garde, cubism, pop art, and the postmodern interest in the blurred lines between image and reality. Across the last decade, Samoylova has assembled a global vision at once sublimely beautiful and incisive in its assessment of the challenges we face.

Samoylova's previous publications, including FloodZone, Floridas, and Image Cities, have each focused on a single project. Anastasia Samoylova, edited by longtime creative collaborator David Campany, presents her career to date across six project-centered chapters and an overview of her visual language that, with ever-present intelligent humor, both seduces and gently provokes the viewer in equal measure.

Supported by texts by writer and critic Lucy Sante and Met curator Mia Fineman, this first career retrospective introduces a rising star in photography to a popular, global audience.


Anastasia Samoylova


Anastasia Samoylova is a Russian-born American photographer. Her previous books include Floridas, FloodZone, and Image Cities.

David Campany

Edited By

David Campany is a renowned writer and curator with particular expertise in American photography. His many books include William Klein: Yes, The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, and Walker Evans: the Magazine Work. He is curator at large for the International Center of Photography, New York.

Lucy Sante

Text By

Lucy Sante is a Belgian-born American writer, critic, artist, and frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books.

Mia Fineman

Text By

Mia Fineman is curator of photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.