Katya Evdokimova is a professional photographer who lives and works in the UK and Europe. After earning her BA from University College London in 1999, she has since 2003 found herself captivated by and single-mindedly committed to the medium of photography.
Self-taught, she has had her work exhibited in multiple shows around the world including Ariano Film Festival Photo Award, Italy, 2017; 5th Annual Exposure Award 'Dreamers Collection' Digital Display at Musee du Louvre, France, 2015; The Royal Photographic Society, "˜Selected Images: 1854 - 2012' as part of Bristol Festival of Photography, solo exhibition at HayHill Gallery, Cork St in London, in 2009; at Musee de L'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2007; and Cooper Union, New York.
In 2006 her work was chosen for the cover of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment as one of four Penguin Classics reprints that year. Her photographs have been published in many publications such as British Journal of Photography, The Independent, DayFour, Light and Lens: Photography of the Digital Age by Focal Press, as well as being part of a permanent collection at Kyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan.
She has been awarded multiple photographic awards among which Honourable Mention at Urban Photo Awards, 2017, Italy; Nominee at Photogrvphy Grant, 2nd Edition, 2017; Honourable Mention, IPA, 'Family of Man', US; Professional Nominee for 1st Fine Art Photography Awards, 2015; Honourable Mention for Monochrome Awards, 2015; winner at Photo Life's Image International, Canada, in 2010; Professional Photographer of the Year in Portrait category in 2006 by Professional Photography Magazine, UK; semi-finalist in the Hasselblad Masters Awards; and shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards in 2008.
In 2008 she was also the recipient of the grand prize for the exhibition organised by the British Council in Bogota, Colombia.
"In the technical aspect of my approach, I try to remain within the boundaries of a traditional photography as much as possible. I am equally a strong advocate of the phrase “picture is worth a thousand words” and therefore try to make the viewers feel as though the only interpretation they can give to the context is the one found within their own imagination."
University College London, UK, 1999
SEMI-FINALIST at Head On Portrait Award, Australia, 2020.
SHORTLISHTED for Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, 2020.
HONOURABLE MENTION, Art Limited Awards, 2020.
FINALIST at Lensculture Street Photography Awards, 2019.
NOMINATED at Photogrvphy Grant, 2nd Edition, 2017.
SHORTLISTED for Vincent Van Gogh Photo Award, Netherlands, 2017.
SHORTLISTED for British Life Photography Awards, UK, 2017.
HONOURABLE MENTION at Urban Photo Awards, ‘Urban Art’ category, Italy, 2017.
SHORTLISTED at Cepic-photography-awards, 2017.
SHORTLISTED at Fremantle Portrait Prize, Australia, 2015
PROFESSIONAL NOMINEE AT 1st Fine Art Photography Awards, ‘Conceptual’ category, UK, 2015
SILVER AWARD, 2nd place, The 2012 Zebra Awards, ‘Nudes/People/Portraits’.
HONOURABLE MENTION at The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 3rd Jacob Riis Award, US, 2013
HONOURABLE MENTION at The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Fine Art, US, 2012
HONOURABLE MENTION, PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Altered Images Competition, 2011
HONOURABLE MENTION at The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Interregional Photographic Competition, US 2011
HONOURABLE MENTION at The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Annual Pollux Awards 2010, Fashion category, US 2011
1st PRIZE WINNER RoHo Photo Gallery, Point of View, US, 2011.
WINNER at Photo Life’s Image International 2010, Canada, 2010.
OVERALL WINNER at Shoot Experience London, 1000 Images For a Single Right, UK, 2008
WINNER (Climate Change) at Environmental Photographer of the Year 2008, UK
SHORTLISTED at Sony World Photography Awards, ‘Music’ & ‘Fashion’, 2008
SEMI-FINALIST at Hasselblad Masters Award, 2008
BRONZE at London Photographic Award, “Renaissance”, UK, 2008
FINALIST at Panasonic International Lumix Award, 2007
WINNER (Portraits Category) Professional Photographer of the Year 2005/2006, Professional Photographer magazine, UK
Work selected for "Familiar Stranger" PHmuseum; the 1st book on mobile photography, it will be printed in December 2019 in Turin, Italy.
Designed by Paolo Berra and Patrizio Anastasi, the book comes with an original text by Dutch artist, designer and curator Erik Kessels.
Dostoyevsky “Crime and Punishment”, Winner of Guardian/Penguin Cover Competition, UK, 2006
Artsia, The Society of International Artists, Artist Focus, February, 2013
RoHo Gallery, Point of View 2011 Book, US, 2011
DayFour, Ulysses II, UK, 2010
Renaissance Photography Prize, Moments That Matter, UK, 2008/2009/2010
British Council/ShootExperience, Backlit Justice, 2009
The Wolf, Poetry magazine, Artist-In-Residence, Issue 19, UK, 2008
Garden Photographer of The Year: Collection 01, UK, 2008
Antilipseis, Issue 14, Dance-Shots, Greece, 2008
Lighleaks, Issue 10, US, 2008
DayFour, The New Constellations, UK, 2008
“Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age” by Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, US, 2007
Royal Shakespeare Company, Season 2007 Programme, Eugene Ionesco’s ‘Macbet’.
Lightleaks, Issue 7, US, 2007
Soura of the Month, Soura, UAE, 2006 DayFour, Winter
Notes on Summer Impressions, UK, 2006
Photography Monthly, UK, June, 2006
Shots 88, US, 2005
National Portrait Gallery, '#OnlyHumanNPG' photography competition, London, 2019. Judged by Martin Parr.
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMOPA) International Photography Competition, US, 2019
Group exhibition in July, 2019.
Vincent Van Gogh Photo Award, 'Human Nature Through the Eyes of Van Gogh', Netherlands, 2017. The outdoor exhibition took place around Nuenen - city where the artist created most of his work.
Ariano Film Festival Photo Award, Official Selection, Italy, 2017
5th Annual Exposure Award, part of ‘Dreamers Collection’ Digital Display, Musee du Louvre, France, 2015
Fremantle Portrait Prize, 2015 FiPP Showcase in South Fremantle, Moores Contemporary Art Gallery, Australia, 2015
Award.io, '1000 Photos of Food', To celebrate 1000 years of Borough Market, UK, 2015
Kyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Young Portfolio Acquisition, Japan, 2011
The Photographic Angle, 4 Elements, UK, 2013
Getty Images Gallery, Best of Nikon In-Frame, London, UK, 2012
Loft Project Etagi, Branded, Solo Exhibition, Saint Petersburg, Russia 2012
The Royal Photographic Society, ‘Selected Images: 1854 – 2012’, Bristol Festival of Photography, UK 2012
The Royal Photographic Society 154th International Print Exhibition, UK, 2011