About me. 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

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)

June 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)

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

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

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

April, 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