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, Lenta.ru, etc.
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 Kazan, Vilnius, Kaliningrad, Moscow, Myanmar, etc.