I was born in 1989 in Minsk, now the Republic of Belarus, but grew up in Russia and completed a degree in Journalism at the Moscow State University there. 
During my studies I interned as a photographer and assistant to the picture editor at the business daily Vedomosti, a Russian subsidiary of The Financial Times. In 2010, I started to work as a correspondent for the Russian weekly magazine Ogoniok (Kommersant PH) and had stayed there until I moved to London for attending the MA Photojournalism course at the University of Westminster. Since October 2012, I am based in Moscow again. Now I work freelance and am interested in exploring both conceptual issues, such as visibility of a political regime, and concrete subjects, such as Russian LGBT community. My photographs and texts have appeared in such publications as The Sunday Times (UK), FT Weekend (UK), Germanwings (Germany), The Caravan (India), Psychologies (Russian edition) and on websites of the Guardian (UK), BBC (UK), Dazed & Confused (UK), and FK magazine (Latvia) among others.


2015, August ISSP — Workshop The Narrative Portrait by Alessandra Sanguinetti | Latvia 
2011 — 2012 University of Westminster — MA Photojournalism, Distinction | United Kingdom
2012, May Magnum Photos — Professional Practice, Selected | United Kingdom
2006 — 2011 Moscow State University — BA Journalism, Distinction | Russia


2015 ISSP 2015 Final Exhibition. Kuldiga Arts Hall | Kuldiga, Latvia
2013 FreshFaced + WildEyed. The Photographers' Gallery | London, United Kingdom
2012 Photobook Show, Brighton Photo Biennial. Jubilee Library | Brighton, United Kingdom
2012 Here and There. AmbikaP3 Gallery | London, United Kingdom
2007 The Whole World in Your Eyes. Arkhangelsk Regional Museum of Local History | Arkhangelsk, Russia


2013 IPA International Photography Awards — Deeper Perspective category, Honorable Mention | USA
2012 Metro Imaging One Year Mentorship Prize, Shortlisted | United Kingdom


Email: asya.shpilko@gmail.com
Mobile Russia: +7 916 588 08 09
Skype: anastasia.shpilko

Available for assignment worldwide.