Born in Tuapse (Russia) in 1986.

Vika Bykovskaya is a documentary and portrait photographer. Her photography is close to an intuitive approach, which hides a very personal reading of the world. In her practice, she focuses on a person, psychology, a person’s relationship with himself and his body, with other people and the place in which he lives. She is also interested in topics of intimacy, boundaries, alienation, loneliness and memory.

As a visual artist, she is most interested in exploring what is closest to her. These can be close people or the territory of the North-West of Russia, where she lives. She is convinced that a deep personal attachment to a place can be a powerful source of inspiration.

Currently, Vika lives and works in Saint Petersburg (Russia). 


Teaching experience

2020 — untill now | Educator at experimental laboratory Private Image

2017 — untill now | Teaching course of portrait photography at Academy of documentary and art photography Fotografika, Russia

2012 — 2015 | Educator at the Academy of Photography of St. Petersburg, Russia


2021 | Exercises in conceptualization Program at FotoDepartament

2021 | Photobook workshop “Prodlenka” at Academy of documentary and art photography Fotografika, Russia

2020 | Course of Katya Bogachevskaya “Photoproject: from idea to promotion” at Academy of documentary and art photography Fotografika, Russia

2019 — 2020 | Documentary photography and photojournalism at DocDocDoc school, Russia

2006 | Faculty of photojournalists named after Y.A. Galperin

2003 — 2008 | The Faculty of Journalism of St. Petersburg State University


2020 | Radio interview on Podcast Salon (Russian only)

2015 | Video interview on Human Project (Russian only)

About. Vika Bykovskaya photography