A Google Wife by Olga Bushkova
A Google Wife
‘In 2011 my husband got an offer to work for Google in Zürich, Switzerland. Neither me nor my husband spoke German or ever lived outside of Russia. We rented an apartment on the top floor at Zwinglistrasse 17, twenty minutes walk from the
Google office. I had a limited residence permit and couldn’t work for two years. So I stayed at home. We bought curtains, a table and some glasses. We met my husband’s new
colleagues, Google employees, and their wives, Google wives.’
In A Google Wife, using a very personal and empathetic language full of details that only appear after an in-depth reading, photographer Olga Bushkova portrays her daily life and reflects on issues such as unrootedness and adaptation to a new culture, the part of large companies in the reconciliation of work and private life, or the feminist review of women’s role in the professional context.
Olga Bushkova (Rostov-on-Don, Russia) studied in Rostov State University and earned a master's degree in Applied Mathematics and Programming. In 2011 she moved to Zürich, Switzerland. Since 2013 she works professionally in Switzerland as a photographer. She has developed two personal projects: “A Google Wife” and “How I tried to convince my husband to have children”. In 2015, together with her husband, she produced the documentary movie Russian Tour. Her dummy A Google Wife was the winner of the Fiebre Dummy Award 2017.
Fiebre Dummy Award 2017
Fiebre Dummy Award organization team is please to announce the 10 finalists of our call for entries to publish a photobook sponsored by Artes Gráficas Palermo, co-edited with Dalpine, in collaboration with La Troupe, in a Dinamo Visual Lab and MOB production. These are the selected dummies in alphabetical order:
Alex Kemman, Whispers of War
Alfonso Moral Rodríguez, Cero
Ekaterina Solovieva, The Earth´s circle. Kolodozero
Hiroshi Okamoto, We do not need you, here. / If I could only fly.
José Luis Cuevas, Observaciones sobre la resistencia de los cuerpos
María Rojas Capapey, LogIn
Nacho Caravia, Mamá
Olga Bushkova, A Google Wife
Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo, Lucía
Terje Abusdal, Slash & Burn