Irina Petrova

Irina Petrova is an internationally published and award winning photographer and artist. She specializes in wild life micro-photography and science fiction inspired installations organically integrating living and artificial entities. A unique feature of her work is she only uses retro manual focus lenses to share the wonders of the world. She has won a substantial number of awards and prizes, including 5 recent awards in MIFA 2020, winner in an international photo contest FotoRoomOPEN.

AWARDS


2020  3rd place winner of the scientific photo contest by Wikipedia associated with Wikimedia and Russian tv-channel Nauka.tv “Take scientific photos for Wikipedia”;

2020   1st place winner of MIFA 2020, Nature-Flowers;

2020   2nd place winner of MIFA 2020, Nature-Pets;

2020   2nd place winner of MIFA 2020, Science-Other;

2020   MIFA 2020 Honorable mention in Science-Medicine;

2020   MIFA 2020 Honorable mention in Science-Other;

2020   Winner in an international photo contest FotoRoomOPEN | ACN edition for women photographers in the Single Images category;

2020   3rd Chania International Photo Festival 2020 Winner;

2020   FAPA 2020 Nominee in WildLife/Animals;

2020   Featured on Wikipedia (Wikimedia has 58,692,616 photos and images in its library and only 0,022% become recognized as the best and are featured);

2019   APA 2019 Honorable mention in WildLife;

2019   3rd place winner of TIFA 2019, Science-Other;

2019   1st place winner of Chromatic Awards in Wildlife and Animals;

2019   ND Awards: ND NATURE DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR 2019;

2019   ND Awards the 1st place winner and Gold Star Award in NATURE: MACRO category;

2019   Winner of "American Horror Week" illustration contest by The American Cultural Center in Russia;

2019   2nd place winner of IPA 2019, NATURE/MACRO;

2019   3rd place winner of SONY european community photo contest "Bugs";

2019   1st place winner of the scientific photo contest by Wikipedia associated with Wikimedia and Russian tv-channel Nauka.tv “Take scientific photos for Wikipedia”;

2019   Grand Jury winner of the photo contest "Elements of Science - 2019";

2018   2nd place winner of SONY european community photo contest "Yellow";

2018   1st place winner of the scientific photo contest by Wikipedia associated with Wikimedia and Russian tv-channel Nauka.tv “Take scientific photos for Wikipedia”;

2018   Winner in “Last November's Favorite” Photo Challenge on Viewbug;

2018   Winner in “Out Side Reality's Grasp” Photo Challenge on Viewbug;

2018   Winner in “Halloween Costumes” Photo Challenge on Viewbug;

2018   People's Choice in“Harmonious Colors” Photo Challenge on Viewbug;

2017   Winner in “The macro textures” Photo Challenge on Viewbug;

2017   Winner in “..be alive” Photo Challenge on Viewbug;

2017   Winner in “Where Phantasy is born” Photo Challenge on Viewbug;

2017   Amatuer Winner in "Feline Beauty" photo contest on Viewbug;

2017  #CyberSummer Lookbook contest Winner;

2016  #BMSpookbook2016 Halloween Contest Winner.


EXHIBITIONS


2020    Trieste Photo Days 2020 festival in Trieste, Italy.

2020    3rd Chania International Photo Festival 2020 in Chania, Greece;

2020    The group exhibition "Emergence" of The Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Glasgow, The United Kingdom;

2019    The group exhibition "About The Future" of the Loosen Art Gallery in Rome, Italy;

2019    The group exhibition "Game" of the Loosen Art Gallery in Rome, Italy;

2019    The group exhibition "Take scientific photos" in Novosibirsk, Chita, Tver, Rostov, Krasnoyarsk, Kursk and Nizhny Novgorod;

2019    The group exhibition "Take scientific photos" in the Muzeon Park of Arts in Moscow;

2019    The group exhibition "Moustaches and Beards" in The State Darwin Museum in Moscow;

2019    The group exhibition "Elements of Science - 2019" at the Center for Cultural Development;

2017   "Summer in July" group art show in Melbourne.


PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT


CAMERA MODEL: Sony Alpha NEX-6.

LENSES: MC Jupiter-37A, Industar-50-2 50mm f/3,5, Industar 61L/Z, ZENITAR-M, Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 50mm f/1.4, MC 3M-5CA, Pentakta 30 mm f/ 2.8, SMC Takumar 200mm f/4, Canon FD 4/70-210.


SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE


Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Camera RAW, Helicon Focus, Zerene Stacker.


OTHER SKILLS


Drawing with markers and felt-tip pens, sculpting and modeling, creation of props for photo shoots, blogging, copywriting, social media marketing.


KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGES


Russian, English.