Воронеж, Воронежская обл., Россия
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 and she recieved a regional award for the best debut in journalism. In 2014 she finished course “Documentary Photography” leaded by Mikhail Domozhilov, in 2015 – course “Power of Wednesday” by Jana Romanova (both at Fotodepartament.Institute, Saint-Petersburg, Russia). She participated in “Russian Reporter” Summer School (Class of Andrei Polikanov and Tatiana Plotnikova) in 2014. Kristina is a finalist of few Russian and international contests and festivals (Vilnius Photo Circle, Baltic Biennale of photography, Young photographers of Russia, “Points on the map”) and a winner of The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2015 (single entry in "Sport" and series in "Contemporary Issues" nominations). Her works participated in the group exibitions and screenings at Voronezh (Russia), Kazan (Russia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Kaliningrad (Russia), Myanmar/Burma, Puschino (Russia), Uglich (Russia).
2015 - Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, 2015 - Young Russian Photographers, 2015 - Baltic Biennale of Photography, 2014 - Vilnius Photo Circle
Svetlana Trubnikova is 48 years old. 5 years ago her legs were amputated and she has almost lost her eyesight. After the surgery she had started living at her daughter's house but it was too small so she decided to return into her own place in the village. Her son, Igor, at the age of 11 became the one who took care of her. Their relatives, friends and local government help this family but the 15-year-old boy does the most part of the duties.