Graduated from Moscow State University, psychology department. Specialized in psychoanalysis and psychology of art. Wrote her dissertation on war and war photographers.
Editor and director of photography of various magazines in Moscow: Afisha, Afisha Mir, Ogoniok, Snob. Curator of numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including exhibitions for Moscow photobiennial. Commissair of Russia at the biennial Photoquai 2011 Musee Branly, Paris.. Image adviser and consulter of many photographers in Russia and CIS. Co-founder of the Foundation of Photojournalism Development in Russia. Founder of photography department of British Higher School of Art and Design. She is an art director of Leica Akademie, Russia.
Lives and works in Moscow.