Marina Balakina

Documentary photographer and visual storyteller. Was born in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia. She is a graduate School of Modern Photography Docdocdoc. She focuses on the study of identity, isolation and collective memory. Marina was selected as one of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers by Artpil. She is a became a participant in the projection festival Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert. 


2020 | ARTPIL — 30 Under 30 / Women Photographers | selected 

2019 | Young Photographers of Russia | finalist


2021 | “I live here, group exhibition | Hermitage, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2020 | 30 Under 30 / Women Photographers, online exhibition

2019 | Young Photographers of Russia, group exhibition | Kaluga, Russia  

2019 | Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert | Pierrevert, France


F-Stop Magazine, Dodho, PRIVATE photo review,, ИА REGNUM, Ogoniok, Batenka, S-T-O-L, Republic, Kommersant.


2020 | Emergency safety and security training for media professionals, Russian Humanitarian Mission and ICRC | Moscow, Russia 

2020 | Canon Student Development Programme at Visa pour l’image

2020 | The Boris Nemtsov Summer School of Journalism and Cultural Studies  

2017 − 2019 | School of Modern Photography Docdocdoc | Saint Petersburg, Russia