She was born in Russia in 1981, currently lives and works in Germany.
Studied design at Perm State Technical University, got PhD in philosophy of culture in Saint- Petersburg State University. Studied photography in several summer photography schools and workshops (including Fotodepartament in Saint-Petersburg and International Summer School in Slovakia). Worked as a teacher of photography at Perm State Institute of Arts and Culture, Perm, Russia. 2011-currently she is a researcher at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) in history of art (research in the field of theory and history of photography).