Tatiana Plotnikova

Kristof Huf. Member of the NCU since 2023. Based in Munich, Germany

Member of the NCU since 2023
Based in Vejle, Denmark / St.Petersburg, Russia


Tatiana Plotnikova was born in Leningrad, USSR. Since 2022 lives between Saint Petersburg (Russia) and Jutland (Denmark).
Studied accounting and audit at St.Petersburg University of Economics and graphic design at St.Petersburg Polytechnical University.
Graduated from St.Petersburg Photojournalism Faculty in 2008 in Sergey Maximishin group; now — one of the curators of the Faculty.
In 2008-2015 worked for Russian Reporter magazine with director of photography Andrei Polikanov.
In 2013, she was named among PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch and won POYi 2013 Award of Excellence for Feature Picture Story and 2017 selected for TIME Lightbox list of up-andcoming women photojournalists around the world.
Since 2008 she has taught workshops on photojournalism, both in Russia and worldwide, include mentor at the Belarus Press Photo educational project with Andrei Polikanov (Director of photography Russian Reporter Magazine) and Yuri Kozyrev (Noor agency).
Published in numerous foreign publications such as Russian Reporter Magazine, New York Times, New York Times Lens Blog, Courrier International, Time, PDN magazine, Reporter (Ukraine), Forbes (Russia), Snob (Russia), Foto& Video (Russia), Autoportret (Poland). Books: 'One by one', Treemedia, 2020; 'Russian Reporter. Photography #01'; 'Collection 16 ½™ No9', The Claude Bernard University, Lion (France).
Participant of many exhibition projects in Russia and abroad: France, China, USA, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Burma, Cambodia, etc.
At present — an independent documentary photographer, videographer storyteller and mentor of photography, makes workshops and review at the international portfolio reviews widely.
Since 2023 ​​— member of the Noga Creative Union.

​​Awards & Honors

2019 — Finalist of the LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards;
2017 — La Quatrieme Image, the First prize;
2017 — 5th Jacob Riis Documentary Award, the finalist;
2014 — CHIPP 2014, 10th China International Press Photo Contest:
— Science, Technology & Culture News Stories, Gold medal;
— Daily Life Stories, Bronze medal; — Daily Life Stories, Award of Excellence.
2014 — NPPA 2014 Best of Photojournalism:
— 2nd place Magazine Personality Profile or Lifestyle Story, for Russian Reporter magazine;
— Honorable Mention in Magazine Story Opener category, for Russian Reporter magazine;
— Honorable Mention in Magazine Cover category, for Russian Reporter magazine.
2013 — POYi 2013, Award of Excellence, Feature Picture Story — Freelance/Agency.
2013 — Named one of PDN’s 30 2013 Emerging Photographers to Watch.
2009 — “FRF 2009 Award”, 3rd place in Daily Life category. 

Solo exhibitions

2018 — North corrida, Image Museum, Braga, Portugal.
2012 — North corrida & The Bathers, La Petite Poule Noire Gallery, Paris.

Selected group exhibitions

2022 — Participant of 2nd Guanzhou (Huaguang) International Image Biennial & Fujian Huaguang Photographic Art Museum Featured Exhibition, China.
2017 — La Quatrieme Image, Paris, France.
2015 — PHOTOQUAI, exhibition of Graduates project, Musee du quai Branly, Paris, France.
2015 — Memoria Loci — Humanus Vitae, The International Festival of Photography, Krasnodar, Russia.  
2015 — Cortona On The Move Tuscan, Arezzo, Italy.
2012 — The 2012 FotoFest International Biennial, Houstan, USA.
2010 — Asian women photographers Showcase 2010, curated by Yumi Goto as part of the Angkor Photo Festival held in Siem Reap, Cambodia.