Svetlana Bulatova documentary photographer

Svetlana Bulatova was born in 1991. She is a graduate specialist in historical studies. Svetlana proceeded to develop her interest in social studies and various communities through documentary photography. Studied at Faculty of Photojournalism and Academy documentary photography and photojournalism Fotografika (St.Petersburg). Svetlana has developed her practice in international programs: Danish School of Media and Journalism and NOOR-Nikon visual journalism workshop «Developing your Transmedia & Long-term Project» (Bayeux, France).
In 2018 Svetlana joined to “Women Photograph” organization.
Svetlana's works were published in National Geographic (USA), The Calvert Journal, EEP Berlin, Scena9, Roads & Kingdoms, Here Magazine,  The Morning Calm, Russian Reporter, Takie Dela, Zapovednik, The Paper and among others. She works individually focused on long-term projects. Since 2016 Svetlana has been working in North Caucasus.
Currently lives and works in St.Petersburg.

 


Selected Awards, Nominations & Exhibitions

2020 Finalist of the competition "Young photographers of Russia", group exhibition, Kaluga, Russia
2020 Nominee of the Leica Oscar Barnack contest
2020 Finalist of the competition "Young photographers of Russia", group exhibition, Puschino, Russia
2019 Nominee of the 6x6 Global Talent Program World Press Photo Foundation
2019 Group exhibition, Suwon International Photo festival, South Korea
2019 Finalist of the contest International Photography Grant
2019 Festival OFF Bratislava, group exhibition "Between", Bratislava, Slovakia
2019 Biennale of the modern Caucasian art. Artplay gallery, Moscow, Russia
2019 Festival Batumi PhotoDays, main exhibition "Mirror Land", Batumi, Georgia
2019 Festival Riga Photomonth, Riga, Latvia
2018 Finalist of the contest "Direct Look", Moscow, Russia
2018 Group exhibition "Off Limits", gallery “Material Evidence”, Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 Group exhibition "Off Limits", “Vernissage” Culture Center, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
2018 Finalist of the contest "Young people in the 21st century" (Honorable mention), Lithuania
2018 Finalist of the International Festival Odesa Photo Days 2018, Odesa, Ukraine
2018 Finalist of the contest "Without Barriers" devoted to disabled people, group exhibition, Moscow, Russia
2017 Uglich Festival, group exhibition "Return Point", Uglich, Russia
2017 The Moscow international emerging photography and photobook festival "Photobookfest", shortlist, Moscow, Russia
2017 "New Spread" Book Exhibition, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia
2017 Finalist of the competition "Baltic biennial", group exhibition, Kaliningrad, Russia
2016 The best graduation work, The Academy of documentary photography and photojournalism Fotografika, St. Petersburg, Russia
2016 The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest/ 2nd prize "Portrait. A Hero of Our Time", Moscow, Russia
2016 Finalist of the competition"Without Barriers" devoted to disabled people, exhibition in FotoSoyuz Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2016 Finalist of the competition "Young photographers of Russia", group exhibition, Puschino, Russia
2015 Winner in the Multimedia Category of Competition "Young photographers of Russia", Puschino, Russia

 Grants

2020 Andrei Pavlenko Grant, a collaborative project with Olga Karpushina "The Light from the Window"

Solo exhibitions

2019 Solo exhibition "Decoder", State Library for the Blind, St. Petersburg, Russia
2017 Solo exhibition "Zama", The Center of Modern Art, Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia

Collections

2019 Tiflology Museum, Owińska, Poland

Scholarship

2017 NOOR-Nikon visual journalism workshop "Developing your Transmedia & Long-term Project" with Pep Bonet and Kadir van Lohuizen, Bayeux, France
2016/17 Danish School of Media and Journalism  workshop "Next To Me" with Mads Nissen and Mads Greve, Copenhagen, Denmark

Education

2015/16 Academy documentary photography and photojournalism Fotografika, St.Petersburg, Russia
2013/15 Faculty of Photojournalism, St. Petersburg, Russia
2009/2015 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Artist talk

2020 Higher School of Economics,National Research University, St. Petersburg, Russia
2019 The Academy of documentary photography and photojournalism Fotografika, St. Petersburg, Russia
2019 State Library for the Blind, St. Petersburg, Russia

Teaching

2017 The Academy of documentary photography and photojournalism Fotografika, St. Petersburg, Russia