Maria Budanova

Born in Samara Oblast, Russia, from early childhood, she began to be interested in fine arts under the guidance of her grandfather Budanov Nikolai Pavlovich, who was not allowed to finish the Moscow art school during the Great Patriotic War. From him, she also adopted a passion for photography, which later developed into a profession. Since the age of 15, photography has become an integral part of her life.

In 2017, she graduated from the Volgograd state social and pedagogical University (Institute of art education) with a degree in print Design specializing as a graphic artist.

Since 2019, she has been teaching at the Mir Iskusstva School of Photography and is a member of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia.