Anastasia Nelen, photographer Born in 1993, Russia

Live in Turkey

Based in US, SF at the moment of the end of 2023.

Personal exhibitions:

2022 — Personal exhibition “Marocco Kingdom’s Colours”, local history museum (Koygorodok, Russia)

2022 — Personal exhibition “Kind Gradnfathers island”, State Art Museum (Krasnodar, Russia)

2022 — Personal exhibition “Kind Gradnfathers island”, regional Exhibition Hall (Krasnodar, Russia)

2021 — Personal exhibition “Marocco Kingdom’s Colours”, Center for Art (Armavir, Russia)

2020 — Personal exhibition “Marocco Kingdom’s Colours”, Regional Exhibition Hall (Krasnodar, Russia)

Group exhibitions:

2022 — Group exhibition “ 30th Anniversary of the Union of Photographers of Russia” State Art museum (Krasnodar, Russia)

2021 — The Bearr Trust online photo exhibition (London, UK)

2021 — Group exhibition “A Person”, regional Exhibition Hall (Krasnodar, Russia)

2019 — Outdoor Group exhibition “Languages of the Peoples of Russia” by Russian Geographical Society (Moscow, Russia)

2015 — Group exhibition “Kyzyl-Kuragino” by Russian Geographical Society, Moscow metro, Vystavochnaya metro station (Moscow, Russia)

2015 — Group exhibition “Kyzyl-Kuragino” by Russian Geographical Society, National Museum (Kyzyl, Russia)

2014 — Group exhibition “Multinational Russia” by National Geographic Russia, Moscow State Academic Theater of Russian song (Moscow, Russia) 2011 — Group exhibition “Young photographers of Russia”, State Art Museum (Kazan, Russia)

2010 — Group exhibition “Best of Russia”, Vinzavod, center for contemporary art (Moscow, Russia) 


2021 — winner, The Bearr Trust photo competition (London, UK)

2020 — winner, State Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture (Moscow, Russia) 2020 — winner, of Travel blogger award (Kolomna, Russia)

2019 — silver laureate, National Travel Award “My Planet” (Moscow, Russia) 2019 — semifinalist, “The Most Beautiful Country” (Moscow, Russia)

2017 — finalist, National travel award “My planet” (Moscow, Russia)

2014 — winner, National Geographic Russia “Multinational Russia” (Moscow, Russia)


Works were published on websites such as Elle, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar, Aliexpress, NYTimes Blog, and Forbes.


2011 — 2016 Kuban State University, Russia. Bachelor of Architecture, diploma with excellence.

2022 — 2023 DocDocDoc, Russia. Documentary photographer.


2023 — Artist talk (Antalya, Turkiye)

2021 — Artist talk (Krasnodar, Russia)

2021 — Travel Bloggers festival (Kolomna, Russia) 2020 — Artist talk (Goryachiy Kluch, Russia)

2020 — Travel Bloggers festival (Moscow, Russia) 


2020 — “Morocco” 


Since 2021 — Member of the Royal Geographical Society

Since 2020 — Member of The Russian Union of Art Photographers 


English — Intermediate 

Spanish — Intermediate

Russian — Native