University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo Associations & Memberships:
American Photographic Artists (APA)
About Stella Kalinina
I'm a Russian-Ukrainian American photographer based in Los Angeles working on contemplative stories about our connections to each other, our personal and communal histories, and the places we inhabit. As a generation 1.5 immigrant, I relate deeply to immigrant-Americans and our shared yet diverse experiences and stories. I bring empathy, curiosity, and a collaborative approach to portrait-based stories that are firmly rooted in a sense of place. I seek to imbue stories of people with dignity grounded in our shared humanity.
I craft intimate, moving, immersive visual stories for publications and institutions. In addition, I teach photography in Watts, Los Angeles and have lectured at Las Fotos Project, ArtCenter College of Design, and The Armory Center for the Arts. I'm a graduate of ArtCenter College of Design and the University of Pennsylvania and a member of Women Photograph.
My clients include Mother Jones, High Country News, California Community Foundation, Skirball Cultural Center, City of Los Angeles, National Young Farmers Coalition, ArtCenter College of Design, Harvard Business School, UCLA, University of Southern California, University of Portland, Airbnb.