I was born in 1989 in Minsk, now the Republic of Belarus, but grew up in Russia and completed a degree in Journalism at the Moscow State University there. My engagement with a camera originated in my journalistic background: I started wondering whether journalistic efficiency of photography exceeds that of text but eventually got involved into the wider range of photography practices. In 2009, I interned at the picture desk of the business daily Vedomosti, a Russian subsidiary of the Financial Times. Although I spent the following year writing for the weekly magazine Ogoniok, I then chose to attend the MA Photojournalism course at the University of Westminster where I graduated with distinction. Presently I freelance as a photographer, writer and photo editor, looking to combine in my work the most image and text can offer, taking special interest in social and identity issues. My photographs and texts have appeared in such publications as The Sunday Times (UK), FT Weekend (UK), Germanwings (Germany), The Caravan (India), Psychologies (Russian edition) and on websites of the Guardian (UK), BBC (UK), Dazed & Confused (UK), and FK magazine (Latvia) among others.
|2015, August||ISSP — Workshop The Narrative Portrait by Alessandra Sanguinetti | Latvia|
|2011 — 2012||University of Westminster — MA Photojournalism, Distinction | United Kingdom|
|2012, May||Magnum Photos — Professional Practice, Selected | United Kingdom|
|2006 — 2011||Moscow State University — BA Journalism, Distinction | Russia|
|2017||Projection Facts and Clarifications, Riga Photomonth. K.K. fon Stricka villa | Riga, Latvia|
|2015||ISSP 2015 Final Exhibition. Kuldiga Arts Hall | Kuldiga, Latvia|
|2013||FreshFaced + WildEyed. The Photographers' Gallery | London, United Kingdom|
|2012||Photobook Show, Brighton Photo Biennial. Jubilee Library | Brighton, United Kingdom|
|2012||Here and There. AmbikaP3 Gallery | London, United Kingdom|
|2013||IPA International Photography Awards — Deeper Perspective category, Honorable Mention | USA|
|2012||Metro Imaging One Year Mentorship Prize, Shortlisted | United Kingdom|
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Available for assignment worldwide.