Gala Semenova is a self-taught photographer who lives and works in San Diego, C. She was born in Tula, Russia in 1981 and relocated to the States in 2009.
Semenova’s work is a response to the pressure-filled, patriarchal culture she left behind in Russia and the youth/beauty, power-obsessed culture she now experiences in America. She strives to capture the true spirit of women, amplifying and revealing something absolutely personal that oftentimes is shared by many yet hasn’t been acknowledged or exposed. With each portrait, she aims to reveal the vulnerable woman inside to allow space for recognition, healing, and empowerment.
Semenova’s photography presents women and their stories, documents their lives in such a way that is feminine, powerful, and touching. Each photograph she takes reflects a part of her, of who she is.