Marina Shindenkova is a photographer based in St.Petersburg, Russia. She works with the topics of social criticism, stereotyping through the prism of personal experience, as well as the topic of memory and the deformation of reality after death. Comparing personal experience and social criticism, Shindenkova tries to find a source of human inclination to unification. In addition, through working with the archive and personal memories, she explores the features of consciousness and subjective perception.

The artist is inspired by french cinema of New Wave, texts of Tibetan Buddhist traditions and photographs of post-war Japan.


2006-2010- Art School, pictorial art course 

2013-2017- Kazan Federal University, Faculty of Law, criminal law specialization

2017-2018- Docdocdoc School of Modern Photography (St. Petersburg, Russia), course of documentary photography and photojournalism/ curator Michail Domozhilov

2018- Summer school project, photojournalistic workshop/ curator Andrey Polikanov

Awards, Exhibitons and Screenings

2018- I live in Russia/ group exhibition in Moscow

2018- I live in Russia/shortlist

2018- I am creator/ special jury

2018- PhotogrVphy grant/nominee/experimental category

2018- group exhibition of art cell "Vetv"/ collage series "Chisayna"

2019- Competition of young international journalists, Russian union of journalists/ awardee

2019- ESPY photography award/ nominee

2019- ESPY group exhibition 21 May-22 June/ Elysium gallery, Swansea, WALES

Publacations:, Bird in flight, Les Media, Russian Reporter, No one left behind platform