Biography

Elena Govorenkova, photographer from Russia. Lives in St. Petersburg. Works as a graphic designer. In 2016 she started her professional education. For Elena, photography is an exploration. Opening a new place, meeting an interesting person. Elena works in the genre of reportage, documentary photography. At the moment, she is passionate about art-style photos.

Education

2019 — author’s course of Ekaterina Vasilyeva «Genres of photography in the twenty-first century»,
St. Petersburg

2018 — author’s course by Maria Gelman «Documentary Photography», St. Petersburg

2017 — commercial report by Alexey Smishlyaev, Photofaculty them. Galperin (I levels), St. Petersburg

2016 — author’s course by Svetlana Kalinicheva «The picture for the photographer», St. Petersburg

2016 — study at the School of Academic Photography (I levels of education), St. Petersburg

Artist Statement

Photography for me is always finding something new: new individual, new profession, new places I would never visit without it. The photography is the window that makes the world different. Each human being is the huge and very interesting world. Before taking pictures, I am trying to have some words with the person to be able to understand him better, listen to him, because only when you become more acquainted with each other there is a possibility to see not only his external but «inner» image, the true man. I wander the city around a lot, trying to see miracles in routine things. Sometimes the street you crossed million times is being revealed under different light, and cracked wall paint forms magic objects and figures.

Online publications:

PRIVATE photographers&writers (Conservation)
18/03/2019 PRIVATE photography & writingposted

INVISIBLE CITIES — online exhibition on the Wall-online platform
https://wall-online.ru/elena-govorenkova