Tatiana Ilina


My name is Tatiana Ilina,

I am a documentary photographer, photojournalist and filmmaker.

I have worked in this field for more than 12 years. Today I am based in New York City.

I have traveled around the world, working in different countries, creating social documentaries and art projects allowing me to look at things from the other side.

People have always interested mostly, helping me to explore extraordinary life stories about exceptional abilities.

After getting a higher journalist education, I graduated from Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Media Arts. Subsequently, I completed my degree at ESEC Professional School in the field of film and audiovisual techniques.

I am interested in social activities, which enable me to develop and transform the emotional sense of my vision into reality.

I have been working continuously, creating a large number of projects to help different social and public organizations.

I have discovered important things which I would not have expected to be true.
These things exist inside and outside of me until I can visualize them.

I want to believe that my life will be filled with different faces, emotions and characters which I am eager to share with audience through my work.




Work Experience:

Visual Arts Teacher

Spanish American Institute – New York, NY

December 2017 to Present

Freelance photojournalist, photographer, filmmaker

Freelance – New York, NY
March 2017 to Present
Film Production Assistant, Video and Photography Editor, Creative Graphic Designer

Petit à petit production – Paris

January 2016 to January 2017

Paris Match – Paris

September 2014 to January 2016



ESEC Professional School in the fields of film and audiovisual techniques – Paris

Bachelor of Arts in Cinematography and Film/Video Production

September 2015 to September 2016

The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia – Moscow

Bachelor of Arts in Photography in Multimedia

September 2009 to September 2012

All-Russian State University of Cinematography VGIK – Moscow

Certificate in Art Photography, Video art, Creative writing

September 2007 to September 2008


International Independent University of Environmental and Political Sciences

(Academy IIUEPS) – Moscow

Master’s Degree in Journalism, Social media

September 2001 to January 2006



AWARDS & Expo:

  • December 2018

Selected Participant of The Exhibition SCOPE Miami Beach 2018

801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL, USA.
  • July 2018

Selected Participant of The Exhibition  “Alteration” in the city of Rome,

Italy at the space Millepiani in the LoosenArt Collection Gallery.

  • February 2018

Selected Participant of The Light Leaked Exhibition “Shift”.

  • June 2018

Selected Participant of The “Lumix Festival” the most important festival

for young photojournalists. Festival Office Schwarzer Bär 2, Hannover, Germany.

  • June 2018

Selected Participant of The Exhibition “WITHOUT BARRIERS”

with project “Dance with Closed Eyes”,
Gallery Photo Union 5 Pokrovka Street, Moscow, Russia.
  • June 2018

Selected Participant of ThebExhibition «THE GOOD MANNERS»

«Lenscratch» Fine Art Photography Daily.
  • May 2018 – November 2018

Selected Participant of The Exhibition “Visual Art”,

The Spanish American Institute, 240 West 35 Street ,New York, NY, USA.
  • May 2017

Selected Participant of The Exhibition in The Vincennes Images Festival in

Place Pierre Semard, Paris, France.
  • March 2017

Personal exposition “When completeness comes, what is in part disappears” with two photography projects

“Little stars” and “Orthodoxy”.  ESEC, Paris, France.
  • 2012

World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

Winner and Participant in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Master class. Amsterdam, Holland.
  • 2012

International Center of Photography

Selected Participant of The Exhibition “Life in Motion”,

International Center of Photography, New York, NY, USA.
  • 2012

Multimedia Art Museum Moscow

Selected Participant of the Exhibition “Without Exception”, Multimedia Art

Museum, Moscow, Russia.
  • 2011

Sony World Photography Awards

Shortlisted Photographer of the Sony World Photography Awards.
  • 2011

International Festival of Photography Back- light

Selected Participant of The Program of International Festival of Photography
“Backlight”, Tampere, Finland.
  • 2011

The Baltic Biennale of Photography

The winner of the “The Baltic Biennale of Photography”, Selected Participant of The Exhibitions in Contemporary Art Centre
Vokieciu 2, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • 2011

“Mois de la Photo” Photography Festival. 

Selected Participant of the Exhibitions “Mois de la Photo”, Auxerre, France.
  • 2011
Vera Mukhina’s Museum, Feodosia, Crimea.

Selected Participant of the Exhibition “Shores” in Vera Mukhina’s Museum

Feodosia, Crimea.
  • 2011

Kandinsky Awards

Winner Competition and selected Participant of the Exhibition “Kandinsky Award” in two nomination
“Project of the Year” and “Young Artist”. Moscow, Russia.
  • 2011
Multimedia Art Museum Moscow
Selected Participant of the Group Exhibition

“Unimagined photo”, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia.

  • 2010
Manezh Moscow Exhibition Centre

Selected Participant of the Exhibition “My Helsinki”

Manezh Moscow Exhibition Centre. Moscow, Russia.

  • 2010
ARTPLAY Design Centre

Selected Participant of the Exhibition “Sense and Sensibility” as part of

Photobiennale, ARTPLAY Design Centre, Moscow, Russia.

  • 2010
Central Museum “Poklonnaya Hill”

Selected Participant of the Exhibition “The Territory of the Victory”, Central

museum “Poklonnaya Hill”, Moscow, Russia.

  • 2009
Kultura TV Channel

Selected Participant of the TV-ART program

“Stop, moment, you are…”, Kultura TV channel, Moscow, Russia.

  • 2009
Best photographer 2009

The Winner of the biggest Russian Photography Award “Best photographer

2009” in the category “Discovery of the year”. Moscow, Russia.

  • 2009
Best of Russia

The winner of the Russian Photography Award “Best of Russia”, Moscow, Russia.

  • 2009
Mix festival
Selected Participant of the Exhibition during

Photography and design festival “Mix”, Moscow, Russia.

  • 2008

Personal Exhibition “City of Godard” organized by Cultgid.ru

Rastorguevsky per.1, Moscow, Russia.