Bio. Photographer Kristina Brazhnikova from Voronezh, Central Russia

About me

Kristina Brazhnikova was born in 1988, Voronezh (Russia). She graduated from Voronezh State Technical University. She started her career as a commercial photographer in 2010. In 2013 one of regional newspapers offered her a position as a photojournalist. In 2013-2015 she attended course “Photography as a research” at Fotodepartament.Institute (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). She participated in “Russian Reporter” Summer School (Class of Andrei Polikanov and Tatiana Plotnikova) in 2014. In 2016-2017 she attended course at the academy of photojournalism and documentary photography “Fotografika” (St. Petersburg, Russia). From 2016 she is working as a freelance photojournalist. Her works was published at Meduza.io, Takiedela.ru, Russian life, Lenta.ru, etc.

Kristina is a finalist of few Russian and international contests and festivals and a winner of The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest (single entry in “Sport” and series in “Contemporary Issues” nominations).

Selected Awards

2021— short-list of The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest (series in “Sport” nominations)

2020 — short-list of the Photovisa competition (Krasnodar)

2019 — Finalist of Young Russian photographers competition

2018 — Finalist of Young Russian photographers competition

2017 — Finalist of Baltic biennial of photography

2016 — Grand-prix of the “Without barriers” contest

2015 — Winner of The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest (single entry in “Sport” and series in “Contemporary Issues” nominations)

2015 — Finalist of “Dots on map. Small towns of Russian province” competition

2014 — Finalist of “Vilnius Photo Circle” festival contest’s “Homework”

2013 — Award for the best debut in journalism in Voronezh Region

Selected Exibitions & Screenings

2019 — personal exhibition “On the Galichya Gora” (Voronezh, Russia)

2018 — group exibition “Young Russian photographers” (Moscow, Russia)

2017 — personal exhibition “Plus One” (Voronezh, Russia)

2016 — group exibition “Young Russian photographers” (Puschino, Russia)

2015 — group exibition and screening of The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest winners (Moscow, Sochi, Istanbul)

2015 — screening at Yangon Photo Festival (Myanmar/Burma)

2014 — group exibition & screening “Vilnius Photo Circle” festival (Vilnius, Lithuania)

2014 — group exibition “Institute.Production” (Kazan, Russia)

2013 — group exibition “Photographers of Voronezh Region” (Voronezh, Russia)

Education

2017-2018 — School for artists (Voronezh Center of Modern Arts))

2016-2017 — Fotografika Academy of photojournalism

July 2014 — Russian Reporter Summer School (Class of Andrei Polikanov and Tatiana Plotnikova)

2013-2015 — Photography as a research (Classes of Mikhail Domozhilov & Jana Romanova, Fotodepartament.Institute)

May 2013 — Sergey Maximishin’s workshop “Photography in the magazine”

2007-2009 — Photostudio studies

2005-2010 — Voronezh State Technical University