Yanina Shevchenko is a Russian-born photographer and curator based in Barcelona, Spain. She is a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, and studied urban planning and photography at Moscow Academy of Photography, Volgograd State University of Architecture and the International Center of Photography, New York. Her interests in photography and architecture are urban development, rural landscape and community.
Since 2008 she has worked in New York, Moscow, Buenos Aires, London and Barcelona as a photographer, events producer and curator. Her credits include generating and curating exhibitions and events in London, New York, Barcelona and Colombia for Goldsmiths, University of London, the Urban Photographers Association and Urban Photo Fest.
In addition, she has conducted portfolio reviews, facilitated and presented projects internationally. Highlights include Third Affect, FOTO8, London, UK, the 1st Fuji Film ‘Visual Narratives’ symposium, Bogotá, Colombia and the City to Sea Project, New York, USA. Shevchenko’s photography practice combines social research, visual urbanism and storytelling. The Velvet Cell published her photo project, ‘Crossing Over’ in 2012 and she won the 1st PhotoVoice photography awards in London, 2015.
2015 - Winner of 1st PhotoVoice photography award