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 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. 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.
Living apart from my family and friends and sometimes struggling with stereotypes about Russians made my way a bit complicated. But that's what also makes it much more interesting. Leaving in Germany over the past six years, I got a chance to experience a lot and meet so many outstanding and talented people.
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 as a representative for all international scholarship recipients at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
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 developing my personality. The progress is important for me, but even more significant is harmony.
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Scholarship recipient
Representative for all international scholarship recipients 2017/2018
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