BIO | Elena Alexandra war born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She studied Psychology, Political Science, and Arts in Russia, Germany, and Spain.
Trained as a classical painter, she discovered her passion for street photography while working as a newspaper reporter in Madrid.
Since then, she is capturing street scenes of her daily life and life in South America, whilst traveling. Elena´s work has been exhibited in San Francisco, USA; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Palermo, Italy; Częstochowa, Poland, and New York, USA. She won the second place for the “Moment” Award, the 1st International Biennale of Street Photography 2019, Częstochowa, Poland. Besides Elena´s dedication to street photography, she is working as a researcher for e-mental health and a psychotherapist, practising the psychoanalytic approach by James F. Masterson together with existential meaning-centred psychotherapy of Viktor E. Frankl. Elena is currently living in Hamburg, Germany.