About

Alyona Kochetkova

Russia
Alyona Kochetkova is a Russian freelance photographer and photography teacher.

With her work, Kochetkova explores the historical and cultural connections between persons and their homeland. She is interested how the tradition and the present interact with each other and influence people’s spiritual and material culture, their everyday life and world view.

Kochetkova spent much time shooting photo stories on the streets, in the nursing homes, rehab centers for drug-addicted and hospitals and concluded that in every point of social tension there are human personalities which are equally interesting as global processes. She believes understanding and sympathy are the basis for the growing love between neighbors.

Kochetkova is an author of some solo and many group exhibitions and is winner of international and All-Russian photo contest including The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, Young people in 21 century international contest, PhotoVisa festival, Baltic Biennale Of Photography Photomania and others. She has photos exhibited in the collection of The State Russian Museum and Chuvash State Art Museum.

World Press Photo Involvement: 
Award-winning photographer 2019 Photo Contest

Alyona Kochetkova‚Äč on Social Media:
Instagram:
 @alyonka.kochetkova
Facebook: /alenka.kochetkova
Alyona Kochetkova

Photo credit: V. Prudnikov