Gulnara is a Tatar-born fine art and street photographer based in New York City. She holds a certificate in fine art from the International Center of Photography in New York City and a diploma in photography from the Moscow Poletech College. Gulnara is one of eighty-nine artists in residence at the prestigious El Barrio's Artspace PS 109. Gulnara's work is part of collections at the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Public Library, the New York Historical Society, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and in the private collections of Elton John, Steven Kasher, Timothy Baum, and Henry Buhl. Her documentary work was published and exhibited around the world, and she has received numerous awards, including first prize in the World Press Photo.