ANNA А |  photographer 

Anna A is my stage name. My real name is Afanasjeva, and it is a name that I am deeply proud of. I love my family very much and dedicate my work to my late father, whose support I always feel behind me.


I grew up in a small town in Siberia called Tomsk, where I began my journey as a photographer. From there, I started my career, believing that hard work and dedication could open any door. Step by step, I explored the world around me, working in different cities and countries, and building my portfolio. This experience and knowledge have led me to help other photographers and artists believe in themselves and strengthen their work.



I always believe that art and photography can help people appreciate the beauty of life and focus on the most significant human values. Pictures are more than mere photographs; they are our memories and a powerful source of inspiration that can make our lives more conscious and meaningful.

I am convinced that photography has a therapeutic and profound psychological impact, as it allows for honest connections and authentic conversations between people. I like to think outside the box and am always open to new experiences, as I want to help others find happiness in the smallest details around us.



Tomsk State University 

Faculty of Journalism

Bachelor in Photojournalism’ 2013


Internship Hochschule Hannover, Germany

University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Prof. Rolf Nobel)


Internship street photography in Istanbul (Prof. Rolf Nobel)





Project with Sacer and UN, IOM Egypt 

Work dedicated to men's mental health, challenging the stereotype of "Boys don't cry". Documentary, photo exhibition, panel discussion, merchandise (T-shirts and bags) with a brand.
The Egyptian National TV channel discussed the project


“Life through the Eyes of a Migrant” 2022-23

Project for UN, IOM Egypt

15 migrant ladies had been taught how to take pictures with professional cameras

Photo Exhibition at American University, Cairo, Egypt 

Photo Book with pictures taken by migrants and documentaries photographers about participants

Documentary about the project


Charity photography work and Master Classes for Sudanese migrants in Egypt

Author of Mental Health Photography programs


10 years of experience in the event, and reportage industry in Russia and Europe 

Winner Wedding Awards Siberia’18 

Jury member Wedding Awards Siberia’19


Finalist TOP-100 Awards’20


The main Photographer in the author's Workshops in MontenegroCappadocia, and Moscow 

Creator of author's project with famous dancer Alexander Mogilev


Founder online school for photographers 

5 years of teaching experience


More than 700 photographers from different countries have graduated my courses 

My students' works


The exhibition "I FEEL THE WORLD"

Cairo, 2024

Opening of the exhibition of documentary photography for UN, IOM Egypt,


Cairo, 2023