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Anna Ostanina. Art Photographer. Member of the Union of Photographers of Russia. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Participant of numerous international and Russian exhibitions and competitions. Anna Ostanina learns and perfects the unique methods of manual handmade photographic printing. Her works are in galleries, museums and private collections in Russia and abroad.


1996-2001. - Trade Economic University. Higher Education. Specialty: "Economist".
2006-07. - Photo School "Smena". The course of art photography. Tariff-qualification rank: Photographer-artist of the highest qualification.
2008-10. - Photofaculty "Halperin" at photojournalists union. Speciality "Photographer of the daily periodical media publications."


2020 - Gumoil photography exhibition «Cricket and wheel». Saint-Petersburg Union of Artists.

2018 - The "Works on paper" group exhibition in the Brick Lane Gallery in London

2018 - Exhibition in the Gallery on Sclater Street. London. England.

2017 - Charitable festival ARTs for heARTs. A new stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.

2017 - The Carl Bulla Historical Photography Foundation. Personal exhibition of photographs in gumoil technique "The Breath of Time".

2017 - Personal exhibition of gumoil photographs  «Medieval symphony». Saint Petersburg State Capella.

2016 - Russian Museum. Exhibition Centre in Marble Palace, St.Petersburg. Fourth Museum photobiennale of contemporary photography

2016 - Personal exhibition "Photography - oil on canvas" .The classic photo gallery. Moscow.

2016 - Central Park of St. Petersburg. Stable Building Exhibition Centre. Exhibition "The meaning in the details". 

2015 - Personal exhibition of photographs in the art gumoil printing. The project of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia "Modern art photography of St.Petersburg" in the Exhibition Hall of the Library of Kirov Islands. Curator chairman of the Union of Photographers of Saint Petersburg A.Dymnikov.

2015 - Art residence "Zahradnik". Exhibition and educational project "UvnitÅ™ doby". Exhibition of historical photographic printing methods. Czech Republic. Prague.

2014 - The exhibition continues the project "Contemporary Art of St.Petersburg Photo", which was launched in 2012, A.Aleksandrov and dedicated to his memory. Exhibition hall of the library Kirov Islands in St.Petersburg.

2014 - SMS-Exhibition Centre and the Museum of graphics. Exhibition of works of Russian photographers. "Alternative rebirth of Russia." Cultural Association Imago Pisa. Italy.

2013 - Press Club "Green Lamp". Photo exhibition "Habitat". Interview about black-and-white photos and hand-printing techniques. St.Petersburg.

2013 - Personal exhibition, taking place in the framework of the exhibition and publishing project "Contemporary Art of St. Petersburg picture." Curator chairman of the Union of Photographers of St. Petersburg, A.Alexandrov.

2012 - Central Park, Exhibition Center Stables building, Exhibition of photographs by members of the Club Akcent-Foto "From East to West" St.Petersburg. 

2012 - Russian National Library. The photo exhibition "Photography and time", dedicated to the memory of famous Petersburg photographer B.Mihalevkina. Organizers - Photo School Studio "Smena" and the Faculty of Galperin St.Petersburg Union of Journalists.

2012 - Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" St. Petersburg. Parade of photo clubs of Russia, Baltic States and Georgia.

2011 - Personal exhibition in the framework of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia "Petersburg monochrome picture on the turn of the century." St.Petersburg, gallery "Rakhmaninov Yard", the curator of the project chairman of the Union of Photographers of St. Petersburg, A.Alexandrov.

2011 - Exhibition Centre "REAL", "Manege", St. Petersburg. The exhibition "Contemporary Photography of Italy and Spain." With the support of the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg Union of Photographers of Russia, Consulate General of the Italian Republic and the Italian Institute of Culture in St. Petersburg, the Honorary Consulate of Spain.

2011- Cultural Center of the Police Department St.Petersburg. Anniversary Photo Exhibition. A.Ivanov "40 years of teaching.

2010 - Administration of the Central district of St. Petersburg. Exhibition of "Our Town."

2010 - St. Petersburg Center books and charts. "Portrait" exhibition.

2010 - Cultural Center of the Police Department, photo exhibition "5 years photoschool Smena". "From tradition to modernity". St.Petersburg.

2010 - Administration of the Municipality of Netanya. Photoclub "Accent Photo". Exhibition "Our Petersburg". Israel.

2009 - Center for Art and Music VV Mayakovsky (St. Petersburg). Anniversary photo exhibition of the best works of 2009. Photofaculty "Fifties".

2009 - Personal exhibition "Un filmat in bianco e nero". The film is in black and white.  Gallery Imago. Italy.

2009 - CentroArteModerna Gallery in collaboration with the patronage of the Province and the Municipality of Pisa. The exhibition dedicated to the theme 'Love (love), curator Massimiliano Sbrana Tosco Sarda arts and crafts. Italy.

2008 - National Library of Russia (St. Petersburg). Anniversary Exhibition photoschool "Smena".

2008 - Exhibition Centre for Contemporary Art "Vinzavod". Moscow. Best of Russia show "The Best Photos of Russia".
Winner in the category "Fashion and Advertising".

2007 - Central Exhibition Hall "Manege". The exhibition "ARTINDEX. Photographers 06" St. Petersburg.

2006 - The Central Exhibition Hall of St. Petersburg Union of Artists. Exhibition within the Festival: "Blitz the R 'and contemporary art festival "Master Class".


See my work

My photography can be seen and purchased at my studio. It is in Russia St. Petersburg, Sestroretsk. Contact me please to make an appointment. 

You can purchase any work you like. Order your portrait or print your photos in Gum Oil. All works are limited edition. Photos are printed on cotton paper. I use only top quality oil paints. Any harmful chemicals completely neutralized. Available in various formats and color tones. Image is protected from accidental damage with a special protective layer. 
When ordering, you get high-quality professional work. Handmade picture will be for many years to please you and your loved ones.

Feel free to contact me for more information on purchasing prints or exhibitions my work.


© Anna Ostanina 2016