by Nata Korenovskaya

Olessia Islamova.
Born in Leningrad, USSR in 1982.
Studied Public Relations at the St.Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (1999-2004), Public Service and Administration at the North-West Institute of Management of the Russian Federation Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (2011). Worked as sales manager, public service specialist, freelance journalist, copywriter, event and product photographer.

Since 2012 is a part-time photographer, working on personal projects. Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Shoot both film and digital. Spheres of interest: documentary and art photography.

Awards & Honorable Mentions

IPA Russia 2017 — Silver (category Deeper Perspective)
IPA Russia 2017 — Bronze (category Fine Art: Abstract)
IPA Russia 2017 — Bronze (category Special: Special Effects)
IPA Russia 2017 — Bronze (category Architecture: Buildings)
ND Awards 2016 — Honorable Mention (category People: Other)
IPA Russia 2016 — Gold (category Special: Travel, Tourism)
IPA Russia 2016 — Honorable Mention (category People/Children)

Online publications:
PRIVATE Photo Review — Thoughts of mortality
PRIVATE Photo Review — Fall of the leaves

Photographic education
2016-2017, Ekaterina Vasilieva’s course «Photography as an Art. Genres of Photography in XXI Century. Thinking in Projects»
2016, Alexey Nikishin’s master-class «Contemporary psychological portrait»
2014–2016, Academic Photography School (SHKAF)
2014, Mansarda Photoschool, studio photography course
2012, Anka Zhuravleva’s master-class