Born in Tuapse (Russia) in 1986.

Vika Bykovskaya is a documentary and portrait photographer. She focuses on human, his inner contradictions, complexity and multidimensionality in her artistic practice. The stories of her heros are stories of strength and weakness, hope and despair, love and alienation. 

Also in her work she addresses the theme of place, real and fictional. One of the goals of her research is to expand the idea of a place and present a different view of inanimate nature, where space can act as a living entity. 

Lives and works in St. Petersburg.


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


2022-2023 | Alla Mirovskaya Art Project Workshop 

2022 | Maria Guryeva’s courses “Principles of Photography Analysis” and “Photography: History, Theory, Research Methodology”, European University

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


2023 | NIZINA (Rus)

2020 | Radio interview on Podcast Salon (Rus)

2015 | Video interview on Human Project (Rus)

About. Vika Bykovskaya photography