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Earth is Art, a Photographer is the Witness

I am Ekaterina Shipova Bell,
a photographer, painter and graphic artist living and working in Adelaide, Australia and in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
I was born into an artistic family and have always known that my greatest passion is for Art. I graduated from the Saint-Petersburg Stieglitz Academy of Art and Design in Russia, with a Master Degree as a Designer in Textile Art, majoring in Interior Design. However, photography always consumed my thoughts and artistic expression.
I am grateful to have had such talented and inspirational professors that lectured me at the Academy. I am also blessed to have shared so many great experiences with my peers at the Academy and all people who have entered my life and shaped me into the artist I am today.
As with my painting, my photography represents my artistic creativity and tireless passion. My works reflect my own world and reality revealing the inner beauty of people. My photographs express emotion, engage the audience in thought and build a story beyond the photograph.
As an artist, I explore unique ways to express the beauty and spiritual essence of people and landscapes by bringing to life atmosphere, mood, colours and texture. I seek to create a sense of space and awareness of specific environments.
My art combines different genres of photography including: Portrait, Fashion, Commercial, Editorial and Documentary photography.


2016        10th International Symmetry Society Congress-Festival - Adelaide, Australia.

2014        III Museum Photo Biennale of contemporary photography - Marble Palace, St-Petersburg, Russia.

2013        Photobiennale 2013 - Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia.

2013/2012        SALA Festival - Adelaide, Australia.

2010        Photobiennale 2010 - Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia.

2010        Urban Caw Studio - Adelaide, Australia.

2006        Modulor 2006 - All-Russian Exhibition, St- Petersburg’s Biennale of Design.

2005-2000        Annual Student Exhibition - State Academy of Art and Design, Russia.

1994        Youth Art Festival - Cologne, Germany.

Awards and Prizes:

2016        Life Framer Photography Awards.

2016        Magnum Photography Exhibition Award.

2014        Prize Winner - IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.

2012        First Prize - Lalla on Hutt Art Prize, SALA Festival.

2010        Open Colour Award - Siena International Photo Awards.

2008        Silver Award Modulor - All-Russian Exhibition, St- Petersburg’s Biennale of Design.

2006        Award Grand Debut-Modulor - All-Russian Exhibition, St- Petersburg’s Biennale of Design.

2005        Fine art Photography Awards: Portrait honorable mention.

2005        Prize Winner - Fine Art Photography Awards.

2004        Award - International Black and White Photography Contest.

2003        Best Single Shot - Black and White Photo Contest.

1994        Youth Festival Award - Cologne, Germany.

Co. Ekaterina Shipova Photography. Designed by Neska