Bio

Originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Katya Evdokimova is a professional photographer who lives and works in the UK and Europe. After earning her BA from University College London in 1999, she has since 2003 found herself captivated by and single-mindedly committed to the medium of photography. Self-taught, she has since had her work exhibited in multiple shows around the world including The Royal Photographic Society, ‘Selected Images: 1854 – 2012’ as part of Bristol Festival of Photography, solo exhibition at HayHill Gallery, Cork St in London, in 2009, at Musée de L’Elysée’s, Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2007, and Cooper Union, New York. In 2006 her work was chosen for the cover of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment as one of four Penguin Classics reprints that year.

Her photographs have been published in many publications such as British Journal of Photography, The Independent, DayFour, Light and Lens: Photography of the Digital Age by Focal Press, as well as being part of a permanent collection at Kyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan. She has been awarded multiple photographic awards, most recently winner at Photo Life’s Image International, Canada, in 2010; Professional Photographer of the Year in Portrait category in 2006 by Professional Photography Magazine, UK; semi-finalist in the Hasselblad Masters Awards; and shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards in 2008. In 2008 she was also the recipient of the grand prize for the exhibition organised by the British Council in Bogota, Colombia.

Awards:

2015:
  • 1st Fine Art Photography Awards, ‘Conceptual’ category, Professional Nominee, UK
  • The 9th Humanity Photo Awards, ‘Traditional Rites’ category, Performance Award, China
  • Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2015, Commended, UK
2013:
  • The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 3rd Jacob Riis Award, Honourable Mention (Single image), US
2012:
  • The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Fine Art Competition, Honourable Mention, US
  • The 2012 Zebra Awards, ‘Nudes/People/Portraits’, 2nd place, Silver Award
2011:
  • PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Altered Images Competition, Honourable mention, France
  • The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Interegional Photographic Competition, Honourable Mention, US
  • The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Annual Pollux Awards 2010, Honourable Mention, Fashion category, US
  • Px3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Official Selection, France
  • RoHo Photo Gallery, Point of View, 1st Prize Winner, Ohio, US
  • Kyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Young Portfolio Acquisition, Japan
  • Photographerswanted.org (online), Shortlisted
2010:
  • Photo Life’s Image International 2010, Winner, Varia category, Canada
  • The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Black and White, Honourable Mention, US
  • The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Finalist, US
  • Photoinduced, Let’s Do Lunch, Grand Prize Winner, US
  • Renaissance Photography Prize, Shortlisted, UK
2009:
  • London Photographic Awards, The World Through Your Eyes, Honourable Mention, UK
  • Professional Photographer of the Year 2008/2009: Shortlisted, Fine Art category, Professional Photographer Magazine, UK
2008:
  • International Photography Awards, Honourable Mention, US
  • Shoot Experience London, 1000 Images For a Single Right, Overall winner, UK
  • Environmental Photographer of the Year 2008, Climate Change winner, UK
  • Photography Monthly magazine, London Competition, UK
  • Sony World Photography Awards, Shortlisted, Music & Fashion
  • International Garden Photographer of the Year, Commended, UK
  • Hasselblad Masters Award, Semi-finalist
  • London Photographic Award, “Renaissance”, Bronze, UK
2007:
  • Panasonic International Lumix Award, Finalist
  • 26th/27th Annual Photographer’s Forum contest, Honourable Mention, US
2006:
  • Professional Photographer of the Year 2005/2006: Portraits category winner, Professional Photographer magazine, UK
  • Handicap International, 2nd place, UK
  • Dostoyevsky “Crime and Punishment”, Winner of Guardian/Penguin Cover Competition, UK
2005:
  • Climb, Bronze, UK
2004:
  • St Mary’s Biennial, Bronze, UK
  • Samaritans, Commended, UK
  • Climb, Overall winner, UK
  • Mencap, Category winner, UK
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