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Alisa Martynova was born in 1994 in Orenburg, Russia. After finishing her studies in Foreign Philology in her home country, in 2019 she graduates from a professional photography three year program at Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence, Italy. In 2019 she becomes the winner of the photography category of Premio Combat Prize and the second place winner of Canon Young Photographers Award, she is shortlisted among the finalists of Photolux Award 2019 and PH museum Women Photographers Grant. 

 

    In 2021 she becomes a winner of Portraits Series category of World Press Photo Contest and her work is exhibited worldwide in more than 24 countries. She later exhibits during festivals such as PhotoBrussels 05 (Belgium), Fotografia Europea (Italy), Cortona on the move (Italy), Encontros da Imagem (Portugal) and Planches Contact (France) (Tremplins Jeunes Talents artist-in-residency program). Her work is published by Internazionale, D-Repubblica, Leica Fotografie International and Fisheye magazine. 

 

    In 2022 her work is exhibited at Italian Culture Insititute in Addis Abeba and La Gacilly photography festival. She became the winner of Korridor Preis für Dokumentarfotografie award in collaboration with the 20er magazine and UNSTUCK award from Magenta Foundation. Her work “Nowhere Near” was presented in a solo exhibtion at “Reich für die Insel” gallery in Innsbruck (Austria) and in a group exhibtion at Fisheye gallery in Paris (France). Her new project "High fire in the forest’s heart" is a finalist in The Aftermath project Grant and Cortona on the move award. 

 

    Lives and works in Italy and worldwide.

Exhibitions

2022 Nowhere Near, Korridor – Preis für Dokumentarfotografie, solo show, Innsbruck, Austria

2022 Questo mare è pieno di voci, questo cielo è pieno di visioni, Leica Gallerie Milano, group show, Milano, Italy

2022 Nowhere Near, Portici public exhibition, via Vittorio Emmanuele II, group exhibition, Torino, Italy 

2022 Nowhere Near, Fisheye gallery, group show, Paris, France

2022 Nowhere Near, In-Cadaques, group show, Cadaques, Spain

2022 Nowhere Near, La Gacilly photography festival, prix Nouvelles écritures de la photographie environnementale, group show, La Gacilly, France

2022 Nowhere Near, (Un)Settled - migration stories in the 21st century by World Press Photo foundation, Novi Sad Liberty Square, group show, Novi Sad, Serbia

2022 Nowhere Near, Eyes on Tomorrow, Italian Culture Institute, group show, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia 

2021 Nowhere Near, Casa dos Cubos, group show, Tomar, Portugal 

2021 Nowhere Near, Encontros da Imagem, solo show, Braga, Portugal

2021 Where the sons of eternity singing, Planches Contact, Tremplin Jeunes Talents, artist -in-residency program, group show, Deauville, France

2021 Nowhere Near, Giovane Fotografia Italiana, Cortona on the Move, group show, Cortona, Italy

2021 Nowhere Near, Giovane Fotografia Italiana, Fotografia Europea, group show, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2021 Nowhere Near, World Press Photo, group show, worldwide exhibitions

2021 Alien Life Form, Dis-connessi, Istituto degli innocenti, group show, Florence, Italy

2021 I guess this river never knew, RIVA, Murate Art District, group show, Florence, Italy

2021 Sleeping Pill, The World Within, Photo Brussels 05, Hangar gallery, group show, Brussels, Belgium

2019 Nowhere Near, Ph museum Women Photographers Grant, PhotoVogue, group show, Milano, Italy

2019 Nowhere Near, Cortona On the Move, Premio Canon Young Photographers, group show, Cortona, Italy

2019 Nowhere Near, Les Rencontres d’Arles, opening night projection, group show, Arles, France

2019 Nowhere Near, Blob art gallery, Premio Combat, group show, Livorno, Italy

2017 Shared environment, Leica Store Florence, group show, Florence, Italy

 

Awards

2022 Nowhere Near, UNSTUCK grant, Magenta Foundation, winner

2022 Nowhere Near, Korridor – Preis für Dokumentarfotografie Innsbruck, winner

2022 Nowhere Near, In-Cadaques, finalist

2022 High fire in the forest’s heart, Cortona on the move award, finalist

2022 High fire in the forest's heart, Aftermath project Grant, finalist

2022 High fire in the forest’s heart, Leica Oscar Barnack Award, Newcomers award nominée

2021 Nowhere Near, Premio Francesco Fabbri, finalist

2021 Nowhere Near, OD-photo prize, shortlisted

2021 Nowhere Near, ISPA Italian Sustainability Award, finalist

2021 Nowhere Near, Bird in Flight, finalist

2021 Nowhere Near, World Press Photo, Portraits Series, winner

2021 Nowhere near, BUP book award, shorlisted

2021 Nowhere Near, Intersection Vol.1, finalist

2021 Nowhere Near, Gomma Grant, finalist

2020 Sleeping Pill, the World Within, Hangar gallery, laureate

2020 Nowhere Near, Leica Oscar Barnack Award, Newcomers award nominée

2019 Nowhere Near, Winner of Zine Tonic book Award

2019 Nowhere Near, Photolux Award, shortlisted

2019 Nowhere Near, PH museum Women Photographers Grant, shortlisted

2019 Nowhere Near, Canon Young Photographers Award, winner

2019 Nowhere Near, photography section of Premio Combat, winner

 

Publications

2022 20er magazine, Nowhere Near, January issue, cover story

2022 Fisheye Magazine, Nowhere Near, May issue

2022 D la Repubblica, Nowhere Near, 15.01.2022 

2021 D la Repubblica, Alien life form, Next Generation issue, 17.04.2021

2021 Dis-connessi, Alien life form, Istituto degli innocenti, Catalogue

2021 Giovane Fotografia Italiana, Nowhere Near, Fotografia Europea, Catalogue

2021 The World Within, Sleeping Pill, Photo Brussels 05, Catalogue

2021 RIVA, Murate Art District, I guess this river never knew, Catalogue

2021 LFI Magazine, Nowhere Near, February - March 2021 issue, cover story

2020 Phmuseum blog, The hope and heartache of African migrants, Nowhere Near

2020 LFI Magazine, Sleeping Pill, April 2020, issue

2020 Internazionale Extra Foto, Sleeping Pill,  spring 2020

2019 D-Young special issue, Nowhere Near, 30.03.2019

Talks and lectures

2022 Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Creative Light course, Florence, IT

2022 Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Creative and Technical writing for artistic practise course (12 h), Florence, IT

2021 University of Minnesota, Guest lecture on documentary photography, Florence, IT

2021 Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Orientation lecture for the third year students, Florence, IT

2021 Terra di Tutti Film Festival, Photography for human rights, Bologna, IT

2021 World Press Photo Expert Talk, Aethetics and Composition in documentary

Interviews and online publications

2022 URBANAUTICA https://urbanautica.com/interview/alisa-martynova-nowhere-near/2555

2021 Internazionale online https://www.internazionale.it/notizie/giovanna-d-ascenzi/2021/07/23/galassie-vicine-alisa-martynova

2021 Seeds of Florence https://seedsofflorence.it/discovery/intervista-a-alisa-martynova-vincitrice-al-photo-contest-2021/

2021 Leica Fotografie International online https://lfi-online.de/ceemes/en/blog/alisa-martynova-nowhere-near-2377.html

2021 Leica Fotografie International online https://lfi-online.de/ceemes/en/blog/alisa-martynova-somewhere-in-the-mountains-somewhere-in-the-sea-2501.html

2020 Leica Camera https://leica-camera.blog/2020/07/20/sleeping-pill/

2020 Ph Museum https://phmuseum.com/news/hope-heartache-african-migrants

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