Yanina Shevchenko is a visual storyteller working on long term independent projects using photography. She has devoted herself to the explorations of social issues and relations between the past and the present in post-Soviet countries.
She is an MA graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, and studied at the Moscow Academy of Photography, and the International Center of Photography, New York. Since 2010 she has worked internationally as a photographer, events producer and curator. Highlights include Third Affect exhibition at FOTO8, London; the 1st Fuji Film ‘Visual Narratives’ symposium, Bogotá; the City to Sea Project, New York; Movement exhibition at The Folio Club, Barcelona; Georgia Georgia exhibition, Edmonton, Canada.
Her first book ‘Crossing Over’ was published in 2012 by The Velvet Cell, and she was the winner of the 1st PhotoVoice Photography Awards in London, 2015.
She has worked at a lifestyle magazine Openhouse as a content editor and a photographer in 2015-2018.
Since 2019 she is a certified Essentrics instructor, a body practice that combines ballet principles, tai chi and physiotherapy techniques.