Nikita Sereda’s photograph shows a young girl looking down at the viewer. The face, set against the sky, suggests closeness and distance at the same time. The uncertain smile, the fleeting clouds, everything lingers in this brief moment as a fragile and delicate story at the moment of being photographed. It is re-experienced through this girl’s eyes as her own moment of being captured in reverse perspective. The photograph was taken at an orphan camp in 2018. Nikita Sereda taught photography there.