May 17th, 2018

In the past few months I have been digitalizing my film archive of the past 3 years and to my great surprise, I understood that more than 70% I have nature shots. It is not that I am becoming a nature photographer, but no matter where I am and what is my main aim to photograph, I am anyway ending up with bushes. I guess at this point, it is quite clear what my heart gravitates to. And I decided to give it a try, from now on I will post a few photos from one film that I was shooting during this month of the calendar and then let’s see where it brings me. I hope you will like it too. So it is May now.

June 5th, 2017

My first book dummy "Two Sisters" is nominated for the 4th ViennaPhotoBook Award and I will present it during the ViennaPhotoBookFestival Review. You can see my book along with a selected photo edition during the open review June 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm, Brotfabrik Wien. Hope to see you there.

January 30th, 2016

During the event of Fotomuseum Winterthur Plat(t)form 2016 I will be showing my portfolio including some new artwork to the audience. The Fotomuseum Winterthur has invited photographers to present their work for to the public and a selected team of experts.

October 19th, 2015

The series PRUSSIAN BRIDE in a solo exhibition during PHOTOVISA 2015 at Ulko Gallery in Anapa/Krasnodar in Russia starting 19.10.2015. "Mariya Kozhanova, a young photographer from Kaliningrad, looks inside the outskirts of her native town and listens attentively to the forests of the Baltic Sea capturing the mythological images of the past and making them visible."

September 4th, 2015

The series DECLARED DETACHMENT at Kaunas Photo 2015 in Lithuania. Group exhibition and artist talk at "POST" gallery in the center of Kaunas.

July 16th, 2015

The series DECLARED DETACHMENT is presented by the New York Times online in the LENS blog. It is also printed in the International New York Times Newspaper on Page 2, issued on Monday, July 20th, 2015.

March 21st, 2014

My series DECLARED DETACHMENT will be shown from 21st March until 29th June during the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA) Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2013 exhibition ( where my photo "Maid" is the cover photo in Kiyosato, Japan.

March 7th, 2014

Several photos from my series TWO SISTERS are shown in the exhibition Eastern European Photography from 7th March until 20th March by The Kickplate Project in Napoli, Italy.

February 21st, 2014

The series DECLARED DETACHMENT will be seen during a solo exhibition at the Zarya exhibition place ( in Kaliningrad, Russia.

August 9th, 2013

The series PRUSSIAN BRIDE will be exhibited in my solo exhibition during The Baltic Photo Biennale Fotomania 2013, the 6th international festival ( at Friedlander Tor, Kaliningrad, Russia.

March 12th, 2013

The series DECLARED DETACHMENT will be exhibited during the 5th Seoul Photo exhibition in South Korea ( at the beginning of April. One of my photos was chosen as cover photo.

October 30th, 2012

During the month of photography in Bratislava 2012 ( the PRUSSIAN BRIDE series is shown. The group exhibition presents Young Russian Photography in the House of Arts.

March 13th, 2012

Shots Magazine has chosen my photo for the cover of the Shots Magazine Issue 115 ( with the topic of 4 Elements.

March 7th, 2012

Ongoing preparations for the FotoFEST in Houston ( which is presenting Contemporary Russian Photography from the middle of March until the end of April. The series PRUSSIAN BRIDE is among a group exhibition of the Young Generation.