Kristina Shakht
Photographer

Kristina Shakht (born 1995 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia) is a New York-based fashion photographer and creative director. The main themes of her work are intimacy, sensuality, self-identity and liberation. Inspired by Slavic fairy tales and mythology, she documents the female form and landscapes. Her approach aims to reframe the negative sexual experiences she lived through as a young woman. Kristina’s focus on non-sexual work with the body shows the female figure from a woman’s perspective, creating a safe space of expression for both her and her subject, and depicting an imaginary new world.

Kristina worked with i-D, AnOther, NY Times, Puss Puss, Lampoon, Office, Teeth, Hunger, Calvert, WÜL, Jane by The Grey Attic, The Blueprint, WRPD, Phosphenes, Lula Japan, Complex, BE-IN, Lomography, Mall.nyc. Her photography was showcased by Aperture Foundation and Rockefeller Center in Flag Project exhibition (NYC, USA) and also in Memories, The Essential, The Performer, The Man and The Machine, Contrasts and Inspired by Words exhibitions, curated by LoosenArt Gallery in Rome.

Shakht’s first self-published zine To Be or To Become brings together portraits of women, as well as beautiful floral photography, taken between 2020 and 2021 on Polaroid600, 35 mm film and iPhone. The zine recieved a lot of reviews in press like i-D, AnOther, Teeth, Hunger, Calvert, KALTBLUT, Buro24/7, Jane by The Grey Attic, Feminist.co and Konbini Arts.

Kristina Shakht
Photographer

Kristina Shakht (born 1995 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia) is a New York-based fashion photographer and creative director. The main themes of her work are intimacy, sensuality, self-identity and liberation. Inspired by Slavic fairy tales and mythology, she documents the female form and landscapes. Her approach aims to reframe the negative sexual experiences she lived through as a young woman. Kristina’s focus on non-sexual work with the body shows the female figure from a woman’s perspective, creating a safe space of expression for both her and her subject, and depicting an imaginary new world.

Kristina worked with i-D, AnOther, NY Times, Puss Puss, Lampoon, Office, Teeth, Hunger, Calvert, WÜL, Jane by The Grey Attic, The Blueprint, WRPD, Phosphenes, Lula Japan, Complex, BE-IN, Lomography, Mall.nyc. Her photography was showcased by Aperture Foundation and Rockefeller Center in Flag Project exhibition (NYC, USA) and also in Memories, The Essential, The Performer, The Man and The Machine, Contrasts and Inspired by Words exhibitions, curated by LoosenArt Gallery in Rome.

Shakht’s first self-published zine To Be or To Become brings together portraits of women, as well as beautiful floral photography, taken between 2020 and 2021 on Polaroid600, 35 mm film and iPhone. The zine recieved a lot of reviews in press like i-D, AnOther, Teeth, Hunger, Calvert, KALTBLUT, Buro24/7, Jane by The Grey Attic, Feminist.co and Konbini Arts.

  • Marguerite Humeau: Orisons
    Jul 29, 2023 – Jun 30, 2025
    Black Cube
    Hooper, USA
    Marguerite Humeau’s Orisons is a subtle, 160-acre earthwork that transforms an unfarmable plot of land in Colorado’s San Luis Valley into a place of reverence, honoring its expansive history, existing ecosystem, and imaginable futures. The work consists of the land in its entirety, as well as a series of eighty-four kinetic and interactive sculptures that invoke the land’s histories and vast network of interrelations. (more…)
  • Karla Hiraldo Voleau: Another Love Story
    Publication
    Mörel
    International
    A year. That’s how long it’s been since Karla Hiraldo Voleau’s exhibition Another Love Story first opened at the MEP in Paris in 2022. A year is also the timeframe of the story chronicled in that project – a love story personal to KHV, which shifts abruptly from its climax to its end when she discovers that X, her lover, is leading a double life – a revelation that prompts the artist to question her certainties. (more…)