I was born in Russia but spent my childhood in Minsk, Belarus. I graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) with a degree in public relations. After winning a Russian PR competition, I worked on the agency side for several years, but then decided to move to Germany and pursue photography.
I participated in the World Press Photo Foundation Joop Swart Masterclass 2018 and the 6th annual New York Portfolio Review.
I’m the winner at TIPC 2017 and PDN Photo Annual 2017, LHSA Grant recipient and VG-Bild Kunst Scholarship recipient. In 2012 I was awarded a scholarship at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, a German political foundation.
My work has been published in The New York Times, GEO France, DIE ZEIT, ZEIT Wissen, ZEIT online, ZEIT leo, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Lens blog, POLKA, 6’MOIS, Viewfinder, Caravan among others.
I am always inspired by the strength of people's characters and a passion for life, love, the aesthetics of beauty, art and traveling. I am always open to new experiences, enjoy every moment of my life, try to never stop improving personally and professionally. I believe in the power of strong wishes and working on your dreams.
The progress is important for me, but even more significant is harmony.
The International Leica Society:
ARTSY/20 rising female Photojournalists
Shortlisted: UNSEEN Dummy Award
Nominee: Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Best work by an emerging photographer
Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, Finalist
Verzasca Foto Festival Awards - 2019 Nera Prize, Finalist
World Press Photo Foundation, Joop Swart Masterclass 2018
6th annual New York Portfolio review
Screening at Visa pour L'image 2018
PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant 2018, Honorable Mention
Exhibiting Artist at OBSCURA Festival of Photography 2018
ARTPHIL 30 under 30/WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
Shortlisted: Athens Photo Festival 2018
Shortlisted: The Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161
LHSA (The International Leica Society) Photography Grant recipient
International Photographer of the year (IPOTY), Honorable Mention
Winner at Tokyo International Photo Competition 2017
Otto-Steinert-Preis 2017, Finalist
Photogrvphy Grant 2017, Nominee Award in Photojournalism
Winner at PDN Photo Annual - Student Category
Exhibiting Artist at Belfast Photo Festival 2017
Exhibiting Artist at Schömberg Photo Festival 2017
VG-Bild Scholarship recipient
Kreatives Wertpapier 2015 Award, Recipient
South Tyrol Media Award, Finalist in photography category
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Scholarship recipient
Representative for all international scholarship recipients 2017/2018
Welt Kompakt Digital Reportage Award, Finalist in photography category
Presidential Youth Advacement Award, Recipient
Winner of 6. all-Russian national competitions for students in PR
UPCOMING: Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Germany): “Ordinary People”, November - December 2019
UPCOMING: Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (Germany): “Ordinary People”, March - April 2020
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Gallery (Germany): “Abkhazia” (SOLO), March - May 2019
Visa pour L'image (France): screening “Abkhazia”, September 2018
OBSCURA Festival of Photography (Malaysia): “Abkhazia”, August 2018
Belfast Photo Festival (UK): “Abkhazia”, June 2017
Schömberg Photo Festival (Germany): “Abkhazia”, October 2017
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, Germany
Master Class in Photography
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover, Germany (Prof. Rolf Nobel)
Sprengel Museum Hanover, Germany
Photography and New Media Department, Internship