Katerina Churbakova (b. 1993). In 2021 she graduated from School of Modern Photography “Docdocdoc”. She mainly works on long-term documentary projects combined with extensive research. Photography for her is a way to investigate the daily life and ideology of different groups and communities in the context of social changes. Her work involves exploring the issues of isolation, discrimination and trauma.
Her works were published in Takie Dela, The Calvert Journal, Republic, Dodho magazine, The Edge of Humanity Magazine, Octagon media, Zapovednik and others.
2023 | International Class in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover
2019 — 2021 | “Docdocdoc” school of Modern Photography, St. Petersburg
2020 | Portrait intensive course by Dmitry Lukyanov, Fineart school of photography
2019 | Course of Documentary photography by Mary Gelman, School of academic photography
2015 — 2016 | Humboldt University of Berlin
2012 — 2016 | Moscow City Pedagogical University, German studies
2022 | “The Locals” project from international festival workshop of film schools “Kinoproba”, documentary filmmaking workshop
2021 | Summer School, photography workshop
2022 | In Memory of Alexander Efremov Reportage Photo Contest, honorable mention
2022 | Helsinki Photo Festival, shortlist
2022 | Athens Photo Festival, shortlist
2021 | The BEARR Trust Photography Competition, shortlist
Lectures and other initiatives
2021 | Artist talk in Russian-American Student service network on Disability and Art