LUCIA GANIEVA

born in 1968 in Olenegorsk (Russia), lives in Amersfoort (the Netherlands)
www.luciaganieva.com

After receiving education in fashion, Lucia Ganieva started to study photography and graduated at the Foto Academie Amsterdam with an honours degree in May 2007.In the past years, her photographs have been exhibited in many places all over the world.  In 2007, she won awards in the Dutch PANL contest (gold) and the IPA in the USA (1st and 2nd place) and was chosen for the Best of Show exhibition of the Rencontres d’Arles festival in France.

Her work has been published in a number of international magazines; in 2009 her first book was published, Tiltenberg by Mets&Schilt Publishers, Amsterdam.

Lucia is most successful with photographic series containing portraits of people in their environment. By means of portraits of people and their space, she wants to illustrate social issues. She makes most of her work in Russia, because of her roots and her strong connection with the Russian people and society.