I am Ksenia Kuleshova, a Russian photographer based both in Germany and Russia.
I am always inspired by the strength of people’s characters and a passion for life, love, the aesthetics of beauty, art and traveling. I am always open to new experiences, enjoy every moment of my life, and try to never stop improving personally and professionally. I believe in the power of strong wishes and working on your dreams. The progress is important for me, but even more significant is harmony.
I graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) with a degree in public relations. After winning a Russian PR competition, I worked on the agency side for several years, but then decided to move to Germany and pursue photography. I’ve completed Bachelor in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover by Professor Rolf Nobel.
In 2012 I was awarded a scholarship at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, a German political foundation. It’s a great honor for me and I’m thankful for all the talented and outstanding people who I got a chance to meet through this program. In 2017 I was selected to be a representative for all international scholarship recipients at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
My work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Lens blog, DIE ZEIT, ZEIT leo, among others.
I was awarded the first photography grant of the International Leica Society 2017, PDN Photo Annual Prize 2017 (Student category), VG-Bild Scholarship recipient, exhibiting Artist at Belfast Photo Festival 2017, and Schömberg Photo Festival 2017.
I’m currently enrolled in the master’s program Photographic Studies at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund.