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 spent the next three years in Hanover studying photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts by Prof. Rolf Nobel. Additionally, I got an opportunity to help organize the LUMIX festival for young photojournalists, Martin Paar's exhibition "WE LOVE BRITAIN" and do an internship at the Sprengel Museum of Hanover.
In 2012 I was awarded a scholarship at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, a German political foundation. It's a great honor for me and I'm thankful for all the talented and outstanding people who I got a chance to meet through this program. In 2017 I was selected to be a representative for all international scholarship recipients at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
My work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Lens blog, DIE ZEIT, ZEIT leo, 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.
I'm currently enrolled in the master's program at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund.
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Scholarship recipient
Representative for all international scholarship recipients 2017/2018
LHSA Photography Grant recipient
Otto-Steinert-Preis 2017, Finalist
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
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
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