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 and she recieved a regional award for the best debut in journalism. In 2014 she finished course “Documentary Photography” leaded by Mikhail Domozhilov (Fotodepartament.Institute, Saint-Petersburg, Russia). She participated in “Russian Reporter” Summer School (Class of Andrei Polikanov and Tatiana Plotnikova) in 2014. Kristina is a finalist of few Russian and international contests and festivals (Vilnius Photo Circle, Baltic Biennale of photography, Young photographers of Russia) and a winner of The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest (single entry in "Sport" and series in "Contemporary Issues" nominations). Her works participated in the group exibitions and screenings at Voronezh (Russia), Kazan (Russia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Kaliningrad (Russia), Myanmar/Burma, Puschino (Russia), etc.