Have been working in these fields for more than 12 years in different countries around the world, after receiving a Masters Degree in Journalism from International Independent Ecological-Political University, graduated from Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Media Arts.
Subsequently, graduated from ESEC Professional School in the field of film and audiovisual techniques. Recently, completed degrees with courses in Advertising and Art-direction from the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Sometimes art can change how people see the world, but I want to change how the world sees people.
Through my imagery, I am passionate about giving a voice to the voiceless – shining a light on those whom society has often placed in darkness.
I was brought to photography by cinema when I was 20 years old, and I was fascinated by the new wave in French movie, in particular by films of Jean Luc Godard.
His films immersed me in a special, unlikely reality, while watching them I understood that I wanted to stop the moments to capture reality and tell the stories with my photographs.
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.
I am interested in social activities, which enable me to explore extraordinary life stories of exceptional people. Working with them, I attach great importance to the aspect of feelings and emotions that can often lead to a much better results.
An interesting thing about almost all my projects, which makes it special for me:
They always come to me themselves, even before I start looking for it; something happens that seems to make me start working and soon after I feel like I am a part of this process which stays with me for months, sometimes even years.
Artist in residence
Spanish American Institute – New York, NY
April 2018 to Present
Art-Director/Video and Photography Editor/Creative Graphic Designer
Petit à petit production – Paris, France
January 2016 to January 2017
Photographer/Journalist/Photo Reporter/Photography and Video Editor
Paris Match – Paris, France
September 2014 to January 2016
THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK CITY
Advertising and Art Direction.
Sept 2019 – Dec 2019
ESEC – GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FILM STUDIES PARIS
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Sept – July 2016
MOSCOW CITY SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND MULTIMEDIA – RODCHENKO MOSCOW CITY STATE
Bachelor of Arts, Photography and Multimedia.
Oct – Mar 2012
Photography School at the Cameraman Faculty of the All-RUSSIAN STATE INSTITUTE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
Art and Photography.
September 2007 to June 2008
INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT ECOLOGICAL-POLITICAL UNIVERSITY
Master’s Degree in Journalism.
Sept – June 2006
Awards & Exhibitions:
Selected participant in the exhibition at the Chashama Gala & Afterparty in New York City. Located at One World Trade Center, 66th Floor. New York, NY 10007, USA.
Selected participant in the Second Photo Group at the Fine Art Salon located at 165 W 83rd St. New York, NY 10024, USA.
Selected participant in the exhibition at the NYA gallery | NewYorkART.com and GALLERY104 located at 7 Franklin Place, New York, NY 10013, USA.
Selected participant in the exhibition for Design and Fashion in the “Ball of Flowers” event located at 2707 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11223, USA.
Selected participant in the exhibition in NYA gallery | NewYorkART.com and GALLERY104 located at 7 Franklin Place, New York, NY 10013, USA.
Selected participant in the exhibition at “The Affordable Art Fair” located at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA.
Selected Participant in the PROJECTIONS with Frank Meo, PhotoShelter, Inc. located at 33 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003, USA.
Selected Participant in an exhibition at The APA|NY’s 3rd Fine Art Salon located at 104 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA.
Selected participant in the exhibition SCOPE Miami Beach 2018 located at 801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA.
Selected participant in the exhibition “Alteration” with the project “The champion after an accident” located in the city of Rome, Italy at the space Millepiani in the Loosen Art Collection Gallery.
Selected participant of the Light Leaked Exhibition “Shift”.
Selected participant in the “Lumix Festival” which is the largest festival for young photojournalists. Festival Office is located at Schwarzer Bär 2, Hannover, Germany.
December 2018 – June 2018
Selected participant in the exhibition “WITHOUT BARRIERS” with project “Dance with Closed Eyes” at Gallery “Dom Naschokina” located at Pokrovka Street, 3/7, Moscow, Russia, 101000.
Selected participant in the exhibition “THE GOOD MANNERS”.
“Lenscratch” (Fine Art Photography Daily)
May 2018 – April 2019
Selected participant in the series of exhibitions dedicated to the project “English Through The Arts” at Spanish-American Institute located at 240 West 35 Street, New York, NY 10001.
Selected participant in the exhibition at The Vincennes Images Festival located at Place Pierre Semard, 94300 Vincennes, France.
Selected for the solo exhibition “When completeness comes, what is in part disappears” with two photography projects “Little stars” and “Orthodoxy”at ESEC located at 21 rue de Citeaux, 75012, Paris, France.
2012 and 2014
Photography Festival “Mois de la Photo”
Selected participant in the exhibition at the Photography Festival “Mois de la Photo” with the project “Little stars” in 2012, and again in 2014 with “the project Simplicity Syndrome” located in Espace Mouv’art en Bourgogne with exhibitions located at 2 Rue de l’Yonne, 89000 Auxerre, France.
Selected participant in the exhibition “What is behind this curtain?” at Random Gallery located at Povarskaya St, 20. Moscow, Russia, 121069.
Winner and selected participant in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Master Class. Amsterdam, Holland.
Selected participant in the exhibition “Without Exception” at the Multimedia Art Museum located at Ostozhenka Street, 16, Moscow, Russia, 119034.
Shortlisted participant in the exhibitions “Minorities” in the program of the Festival at:
The Sakharov Center, Museum and Cultural Center in Moscow devoted to protection of human rights in Russia, located at Zemlyanoy Val Street, 57, str. 6, Moscow, Russia, 105120.
Old Sarepta Museum Reserve located at Izobil’naya Street, 10, Volgograd, Volgogradskaya oblast ‘, Russia, 400026.
Winner in the Photo Annual Contest Awards 2012 that established to promote contemporary photographic authentic work. It is particularly focused on the visual arts based on the deep inner tensions, and contains non-trivial story of human existence. Prague, Czech republic.
Selected participant in the exhibition “FOTOMIXFIGHT” at the Gallery of Classic Photography lacated at Savvinskaya Naberezhnaya, 23, k.1, Moscow, Russia, 119435.
Selected for the master class with the multimedia project “Transvestites” at the Multimedia Art Museum located at Ostozhenka Street, 16, Moscow, Russia, 119034.
Winner in Photo Contest “KOLGA AWARD” and selected participant in the “KOLGA AWARD” exhibition in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Selected for the solo exhibition and master-class, presentation at the Cultural ART Center “SALT”, located at Kozhevnicheskaya Street, 16. Moscow, Russia, 115114.
Selected participant in the exhibition “Life in Motion” with the project “A different boy” at the International Center of Photography located at 1114 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036.
Shortlisted photographer for the Sony World Photography Awards.
Selected participant in the program of the International Festival of Photography “Backlight” located in Tampere, Finland.
The participant in the exhibitions of Modern Russian Photography in the program of the international Photo Festival Backlight 2011 with the project “Simplicity Syndrome”. The exhibitions took place at:
The Photo Center Nykyaika located in Kauppakatu 14, 33210 Tampere, Finland.
The Tampere Art Museum, located at Puutarhakatu 34, 33230 Tampere, Finland.
The Photo Departament Foundation located at Grazhdanskaya Street, 13-15, St Petersburg, Russia, 190031.
Winner of the “The Baltic Biennale of Photography” with the project “Psychiatric Asylum” and selected participant in the exhibition at the Contemporary Art Centre located at Vokiečių g. 2, Vilnius 01130, Lithuania.
Selected participant in the exhibition “Shores”with the project “Abkhazian weddings” at the Museum of Vera Mukhina located at 1, Fed’ko St, Feodosiya, Crimea.
Winner and selected participant in the exhibition “Kandinsky Award” in two nominations: “Project of the Year” and “Young Artist” at the Central House of Artists located at Krymsky Val.10, Moscow, Russia, 119049.
Selected participant in the group exhibition “Unexpected photo” at the Multimedia Art Museum located at Ostozhenka Street, 16, Moscow, Russia, 119034.
Selected for the solo exhibition “My Helsinki” at the Manezh Moscow Exhibition Centre located at Manege Sq, 1, Moscow, Russia, 109012.
Selected participant in the exhibition “Sense and Sensibility” as part of the Photo biennale at the ARTPLAY Design Centre located at Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya Street, 10, Moscow, Russia, 105120.
Selected participant in the exhibition “The Territory of the Victory” at the Central Museum of Poklonnaya Hill located at 10 Brothers Fonchenko St, Moscow, Russia, 121170.
Selected participant in the film by Katya Bogachevskaya “Vologda: Photographers in motion”. St Petersburg, Russia.
Winner of the Grand Prix in the international photography competition “The Young Man in the 21st century” with the project “Simplicity Syndrome”.
2009 and 2011
Winner and selected participant in the largest Russian competition for the best photography reportage about Moscow “Silver Camera” with the projects “Simplicity syndrome”, “Military reconstruction”, “Recruitment office”, “Cherkizovsky market”, “Russian portraits” at the Multimedia Art Museum located at Ostozhenka street, 16, Moscow, Russia, 119034.
Selected participant in the TV-ART program “Stop, moment, you are…” on Kultura TV Channel. Moscow, Russia.
Winner of the most important Russian Photography Award – “Best Photographer of 2009” in the category “Discovery of the year” with the project “The face of Paris”. Winner received not only significant monetary prizes, but also a unique silver statuette “Argentum”.
The presentation of the First Open National photo award “The Best Photographer – 2009” and opening of the exhibition at the White Hall of the Vernadsky State Geological Museum of Russian Academy of Science located at Mokhovaya St., 11/11, Moscow, Russia, 125009.
Winner of the Russian Photography Award – “Best of Russia” in the nomination “People” with the photographs from project “Russian portraits”. Moscow, Russia.
Selected participant in the exhibition “Untitled room” at the Art Cafe Bubbles, located at Sadovaya-Triumfal’naya Ulitsa, 10/13, Moscow, Russia, 127006.
Selected participant in the exhibition of photography and design at the Festival “Mix” with the project “Russian portraits” located in Moscow, Russia.
Selected for the solo exhibition “City of Godard” with the project “The face of Paris” organized by Cultgid.ru and located at Rastorguyevskiy Per.1, Moscow, Russia, 123557.