Olga Ingurazova is a freelance self-taught documentary photographer with a background in international relations and economics based in Moscow, Russia. After years of working in the tourism industry, she became active as a photographer and a visual journalist.
Olga began her photography career by documenting post-conflict recovery and the aftermath of separatist movements in the Caucasus. She won the 2015 JGS Photography Contest of the Forward Thinking Museum and the Commended Entry of the 2015 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award. She became a 2014 Aftermath Project grant finalist, a finalist for the 2015 Lucie Foundation Scholarship Award, and 2015 Invisible Photographer Asia Mentorship Program Scholarship Grant winner. She was short-listed for the 2014 Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation grant.
In 2015 Olga was named to the shortlist of Magnum Photo’s ’30 under 30’ list of emerging documentary photographers, and was listed as one of Photo Boite’s ’30 under 30 women photographers’ to watch. Currently she is focused on personal long-term documentary projects, working in both photography and multimedia. At the center of her attention are the effects of political and social processes on peoples’ lives and on the land they inhabit.