Kristina Brazhnikova was born in 1988, Voronezh (Russia). She graduated from Voronezh State Technical University. She started her career as a commercial photographer in 2010. In 2013 one of regional newspapers offered her a position as a photojournalist. In 2013-2015 she attended course “Photography as a research” at Fotodepartament.Institute (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). She participated in “Russian Reporter” Summer School (Class of Andrei Polikanov and Tatiana Plotnikova) in 2014. In 2016-2017 she attended course at the academy of photojournalism and documentary photography "Fotografika" (St. Petersburg, Russia). From 2016 she is working as a freelance photojournalist. Her works was published at Meduza.io, Takiedela.ru, Russian life, Lenta.ru, etc.
Kristina is a finalist of few Russian and international contests and festivals and a winner of The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest (single entry in "Sport" and series in "Contemporary Issues" nominations).