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Olga Ingurazova is a Russian-born award-winning photographer, international journalist and educator based in Moscow.

Her working experience was organically thriving from photojournalism and conflict facilitation to tv production and project development to cultural management and education.

Ingurazova began her career by documenting post-conflict recovery and the aftermath of separatist movements and national wars. Providing coverage in the international mass media, she participated in peacekeeping dialogue programs and held master classes for local students and media in Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Moldova, and Ukraine to change the relationships on the ground. She teamed up with locals organizers for cultural events helping repatriates families from war-torn Syria, returned to the ethnic motherland, to assimilate in the South Caucasus. Worked in the back of the violence preventions between muslim and christian residents around Serbian enclaves in Kosovo.

Olga’s award-winning photo stories ”Scars of Independence” and ”Wolf Story” were published as a part of a book series "War Is Only Half the Story" produced by the Aftermath Project Foundation and Dewi Lewis Publishing.

Based on this five years' work, The Guardian magazine named Olga Ingurazova one of the ”ten best photographers documenting post-Soviet and East Europe” in 2016. The same year the international photo agency Magnum and the French cultural foundation PhotoBoite added her name to their shortlists “30 under 30’’ young documentary photographers to watch.

Being a sports enthusiast, she covered the Olympic Games and world football tournaments in South Africa, Brazil, Russia, Georgia, Poland, and Ukraine, exploring how sports affect the social and political climate outside of stadiums and sports venues.

Her work was focused on sports diplomacy that gathers communities and nations. Ingurazova brought up stories of 'alternative' national football teams of Somalia, Lapland, Cyprus, North Italy, Iraqi Kurdistan, Ossetia, Panjab and others following the football tournaments for de-facto nations, unrecognized countries and sports isolated territories around the world.

Ingurazova was awarded and supported by the Lucie Foundation Award, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Prize, Aftermath Project Foundation, Invisible Photographer Asia Scholarship, IAFOR Documentary Award, International photography Direct Look Award.

She has been internationally exhibited and published (Smithsonian magazine, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Io Donna, Courier International, The Washington Post). (See full RESUME)

Today, Olga works on personal projects and collaborates on cultural and educational events worldwide. She contributed to international media as a producer and photographer.

Olga uses personal photo projects and educational events as a tool for working with local communities and developing a new social mentality. She supports the idea that culture will become an essential part of the technological development of any society.

Olga is a member of the International Federation of Journalists, Russian Union of Journalists and international Women Photograph Foundation. She studied photojournalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University and broadcast media at the High School of Film and Television Ostankino.


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