Maria Morina
Freelance photographer
Currently based in Kiev, Ukraine
Tel. +38 096 323 9667
E-mail: maria.morina@gmail.com
http://mariamorina.com/

Projects:
Grozny: Nine Cities
Nizhny Tagil Youth
Places of Power
Atomic Cities

Maria Morina is an emerging Russian documentary photographer and filmmaker currently based in Kiev, Ukraine. Maria Morina was graduated from St. Petersburg State University, International Relations, and Galperin Photojournalism School in St. Petersburg. Since 2009 Ms. Morina has been working on joint project by three female photographers Grozny: Nine Cities, exploring specific aspects of the aftermath of two Chechen wars, which has won several international awards - Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, Grand Prize in the Multimedia Category, finalist of The Aftermath Project Grant, shortlisted for Anthropographia Human Rights Through Visual Storytelling Awards among others.
Ms. Morina’s 5.5 minutes documentary films on Nizhny Tagil youngsters lifestyle was selected for The Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid and screened in 2011-2012, it won a honorable mention from the International Photography Awards in 2012.

EDUCATION

2004-2006 Photo Correspondents Faculty at the St. Petersburg Journalists’ Union
1998-2003 St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of International Relations

AWARDS

Honorable Mention in the 2012 International Photography Awards annual competition with Nizhny Tagil Youth film
Shortlisted for Anthropographia Human Rights Through Visual Storytelling Awards with Grozny: Nine Cities Installation, 2012
Winner in the Multimedia Category of the Alexander Efremov Report Photography Competition, Tyumen, Russia with Grozny: Nine Cities project, 2012
Shortlisted for the Voies Off Prize with Grozny: Nine Cities project, 2012
Finalist of the PDN Photo-Annual Contest with Grozny: Nine Cities Project multimedia, 2012
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, Grand Prize in the Multimedia Category with the joint project Grozny: Nine Cities, 2011
Finalist of The Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation for International Photography Grant with the joint project Grozny: Nine Cities, 2011
Nominee for Moving Image Award / People's Choice with the joint project Grozny: 9 cities, 2011
Finalist of The Aftermath Project Grant, a joint project Grozny: 9 cities, 2010

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia, 2013, exhibition of Grozny:Nine Cities project and projection of Atomic Cities multimedia
Athens Photo Festival 2012, Grozny: Nine Cities multimedia
Les Recontres d'Arles 2012, Grozny: Nine Cities multimedia
Ojo de Pez Photomeeting Barcelona 2012, Grozny: Nine Cities installation
Tbilisi Photo Festival, 2012, Grozny: Nine Cities project presentation
International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Polland, 2012, Grozny: Nine Cities multimedia
First Biennale of Photography of Lima, 2012, Grozny: Nine Cities multimedia
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2011/12, Nizhny Tagil Youth film
International Bursa Photo Festival, 2012, screening of Grozny: Nine Cities multimedia, Bursa, Turkey
NYPH Provocation Exhibition, 2012, New York, USA
Palm Springs Photo Festival, 2012, screening of Grozny: Nine Cities Project, Palm Springs, USA

FILMS

Nizhny Tagil Youth, hd, color, 5 minutes, 2011, cameraperson, producer
Birth Of Nation by Daya Cahen, 2010, field producer

BOOKS

2011, War is Only Half the Story, Vol Four

MULTIMEDIA

Grozny: Nine Cities 5 minutes multimedia
Grozny: Nine Cities installation
(please request password-protected link)

PUBLICATIONS

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), PhotoRaw (Finland) N15 , Sep 2011, Rear View Mirror (Italy) N5, Feb to May 2011, Foto&Video (Russia), New York Times Lens blog, PDN | Photo of the Day, Lenta.ru | Country that ceased to exist Project.

Portfolio

Grozny: Nine Cities Grozny, Chechnya, 2010

Grozny: Nine Cities Grozny, Chechnya, 2009

Grozny, Chechnya, 2010

Grozny: Nine Cities Grozny, Chehcnya, 2009

Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010

Grozny: Nine Cities Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010

Grozny: Nine Cities Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010

Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010

Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010

Grozny, Chehcnya, 2009

Grozny, Chehcnya, 2009

Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010

Grozny: Nine Cities Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010

Grozny, Chehcnya, 2011

Grozny: Nine Cities Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010

Grozny: Nine Cities Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010

Grozny: Nine Cities Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010

Grozny: Nine Cities Grozny, Chehcnya, 2010