About me. Ekaterina Solovieva photographer

Ekaterina Solovieva

Documentary Photographer

Born in Moscow in 1977, I live in Hamburg since 2006. My work focusses mainly on the life of simple country folk living in countries of the former Soviet Union. I place a particular emphasis on religious traditions and customs. My ПАЛОМНИКИ (Pilgrimage) photo book was published by Bad Weather Press in January of 2014, and «The Earth´s circle. Kolodozero» book was published in April 2018 at Schilt Publishing.


2018 «The Earth´s circle. Kolodozero». Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014«Паломники» (Pilgrimage) by Bad Weather Press, Madrid, Spain


BBC Russia, Russia Today, GEO, LFI, C-41 Magazine, DOC! PhotoMagazine, Oursphotomag, Kommersant, BW Photography Magazine, Peliccola Mag, etc.


2018 Critical Mass Awards, Honorable Mention

2018 Helsinki Fotofestival, winner

2017 The layered cake of Neighbornes, single photo 3rd place award, Finland

2017 Landskruna Photofestival, short list portfolio awards, Sweden

2017 PiterfotofestJury award in «Dummy» category, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2017 PiterfotofestJury award in «Multimedia» category, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2017 PiterfotofestJury award in «Portrait» category, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2017 Moscow Photobookfest 3rd place Dummy awards

2017 Fiebre Dummy Awards, short list, Madrid, Spain

2016Tetenal Classic Photography Award 3rd place

2014 Photoparad Festival, Jury award for a social project «Uritsky Street», Uglich, Russia.

2014 Photoparad Festival, Jury award for a multimedia project «Fall in province», Uglich, Russia.

2013 Silver camera Awards, Russia, shortlist

2013 Best Photographer Awards, Russia, shortlist

2012 The Best of Russia, finalist

2012 Best Photographer Awards, Russia, shortlist

2011 Sony World Photography Awards, shortlist, category «After Dark»

2011 Best Photographer Awards, Russia, shortlist

Personal Projects

2015-present: «Kego Island»

2014— present: «Party like a Russian»

2014 — present: Tverin Karjala/ Orthodox Karels in Tver Region in Russia

2009−2017«The Earth´s circle. Kolodozero»


Personal Exhibitions

2018 «Kolodozero. The Earth´s circle» XII Photoparad Festival, Uglich, Russia

2017 «Kolodozero. The Earth´s circle» IX Photovisa Festival, Krasnodar, Russia

2017 «Kolodozero. The Earth´s circle», Russian House, Berlin

2017 «Kolodozero. The Earth´s circle», Parrocchia Ortodossa Sante Mirofore, Venice, Italy

2017 «Kolodozero. The Earth´s circle», Tchaikovsky House, Hamburg, Germany

2008 «Kamchatka. The Land of Vulcans». Gallery «Go East», Hamburg, Germany

2007 «Russian North». Gallery «Go East», Hamburg, Germany

Grop Exhibitions

2018 «Kolodozero. The Earth´s circle», Mills Pond Gallery in St. James New York

2017 «Kolodozero. The Earth´s circle», «PHOTOVISA» Festival, Krasnodar, Russia

2016 «Last week». Staritsa. Holy Dormition Monastery, Tver Region, Russia

2016 «From White to Black. Part II». Museum of World Ocean. Kaliningrad, Russia

2015 «Am Ende», Morgenland Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2014 «Light», Morgenland Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2014 «Uritsky Street», Photoparad Festival, Uglich, Russia

2013 «From White to Black. Part I. North»,Gallery of classical photography, Moscow, Russia

2013 «Invisible Country», «Photo-evolution» festival, Kostroma, Russia

2012 «The Best of Russia», Center of contemporary art «Vinzavod», Moscow, Russia


2018 Lection «Documentary long-term project»and presentation of «The Earth´s circle. Kolodozero» book, XII Photoparad Festival, Uglich, Russia

2018 Presentation of «The Earth´s circle. Kolodozero»book, Academia Fotografica, Saint-Petersburg

2018 Artist talk in New Gallery,Moscow, Russia

2018 «The Earth´s circle. Kolodozero» book presentationat Sreda Film Lab, Moscow, Russia

2017 Artist talk in Visual School of Art,Moscow, Russia

2016 Artist Talk in History Museum of Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany

2016 Workshop for a group «The shadows of the past». History Museum of Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany

2015 Workshop for a group «The light at the end of the tunnel». History Museum of Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany

Author’s silver gelatine prints are located in the Museum of organic Culture, Kolomna, Russia, in the Gallery of Classical Photography, Moscow, Russia, in the Saar Historical Museum, F.C. Gundlach collection, Germany, Joachim Paiva private collection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


1989 — Present: Self-taught photographer

1996−2002: Moscow State University, Journalism Department. During the time of education worked as a journalist in different media in Moscow.

1992−1996: Moscow Publishing College