Maria Dupovkina — is an independent visual artist and sociologist from Ivanovo, Russia, currently based in Moscow. Student of the Academy Fotografika. Official photographer of the Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival «Zerkalo».
Maria works with documentary photography, art photography and video.
She prefer working with themes of family, self-determination, humanity and social interactions, gently explores this sensitive topics using her sociological education.
Currently working on a project on the post-trauma of domestic violence.
Awards, participation and festivals
2020 Popular participation GETXOPHOTO, Getxo, Basque Country
2020 Julia Margaret Cameron Award, honorable mention
2020 Finalist of the contest «Best Young Photographers of Russia»
2020 Riga Photomonth
2019 Finalist of LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, Imaginative Storytelling
2019 First Avant-Garde Factory, Ivanovo, Russia
2018 Winner (2-nd place) InterPhoto, France
2013 Finalist of the contest «Best Young Photographers of Russia»
2020 Reflection. SHKAF gallery and art-residence, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2019 Simple Portrait, Ivanovo, Russia
2019 Une petite connaissance. Maria Dupovkina, Paris, France
2017 Течение, Ivanovo art museum, Russia
2013 Течение, Museum of the Tsvetaev family, Russia
Selected group exhibitions
2020 GETXOPHOTO, Algorta, Getxo, Basque Country
2020 MFR (Young Photographers of Russia) — finalists and winners, Kaluga, Russia
2020 Gallery Wall-online
2019 Public spaces. Photographic exploration project, Lisbon, Portugal
2019 Диафрагма 5.0, Ivanovo, Russia
2018 interPHOTO, France
2013 Best Young Photographers of Russia — finalists and winners, Moscow, Russia
Artist talks, events, seminars, other activitiеs
2019 First Avant-Garde Factory, Ivanovo, Russiа. Artist talk
2015 International Arts Festival Apple Feast, Palekh, Russia. Artist talk