Kristina Varaksina

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about Kristina

Kristina Varaksina is a photography artist who lives and works in London. Her work is a creative response to what’s going on in the world and in her immediate environment. Through visual symbolism, carefully curated colour palettes and painterly lighting she reflects the strongest emotions she and her subjects experience.

Kristina gives voice to people from different ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. She sees her job as a photographer to make “ordinary” people more visible and therefore, more valuable.

Awards and recognitions include BJP Female in Focus 2022, BBA Berlin 2021 3rd place Winner, Lens Culture Portrait 2021 Winner, Winner in Portrait of Britain 2020, Lens Culture Critics Choice 2020 Winner, and BJP Portrait of Humanity 2020 Shortlist. Commissions include TIME, The BBC, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harper’s Bazaar, and L’Officiel.

Instagram: @kristinavaraksina

Workshops taught by Kristina Varaksina

Developing a Concept and Finding Your Voice

with Kristina Varaksina