Growing up in an artistic environment encouraged Katya to engage with art and photography since a young age. She moved to London in 2005 after completing her degree in linguistics at Moscow University of Foreign Languages. She took a postgraduate degree in Fine Art from Byam Shaw School of Art /University of the Arts London/ where she explored various forms of art such as performance and installation. However, photography remained her main field of interest. Being interested in documentary photography and storytelling she continued her journey at the University of Westminster undertaking a master degree in photojournalism. Katya's works are for the most part based on issues related to social aspects such as youth, ageing, and cultural identity.