+44 (0) 7887 962 189 hello@mamzenko.com

Hello, I’m Antonina! I’m a photographer, an artist and an educator.

I’m a Russian born Brit who has been living in the UK for 15 years, and working as a professional photographer since 2009.  During that time I have become one of the leading UK family photographers, and my work has won a number of awards, has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, and has been featured in The British Journal of Photography and The Digital Photographer Magazine, among other places. But it’s the positive feedback I receive from my clients which I hold as my highest accolade.

I’m based between London and Surrey in the UK, but I have photographed families from all over the globe and travelled to the USA and Europe with my clients.   


18th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, winner, Children Category – 2022

Top 100 Female Photographers To Watch by Click Community – 2022

Portrait of Britain 2021, shortlisted – 2021

This Is Reportage Family Awards – 2021

Documentary Family Awards, finalist – 2021

Portrait of Britain 2019, shortlisted – 2019

Top UK Documentary Family Photographer, FJPA – 2018

Top 10 Worldwide Documentary Family Photographer, FPJA – 2018

Documentary Family Awards, honourable mention – 2017

Publications and Features

Roadtrip – ShutterHub Publication – 2022

F-Stop Magazine, Parenting Issue – 2022

Black River Magazine – 2022

The Sunday Times – Portrait of Britain feature – 2021

Breakfast of Champions, Photo Cereal Zine, feature – 2021

United by Work Show Grow, cover and feature – 2021

Picture (im)Perfect, book feature – 2021

Digital Photographer Magazine, feature – 2021

#SheTakesOver, feature – 2021

British Photography Journal, feature – 2019

Portrait of Britain vol 2, book feature – 2019


Summer Exhibition – The Royal Academy, UK – 2022

Traces (group), PHOTO-Canopy 2022, Burton On Trent, UK – 2022

She Takes Over (Out of Home Campaign), UK – 2022

Despatch (group), New Forest Heritage Centre, UK – 2022

Postcards from Europe (group),  Art at the ARB, Cambridge University, UK – 2022

Picture (im)Perfect (group), Origin Gallery, Norfolk, VA, USA – 2021

Picture (im)Perfect (group), Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, USA – 2021

Phlock Spotlight Exhibition (group), Manchester, UK – 2021

Behind the Mask (group), NHS Confederation Conference (online) – 2021

Visions of Fatherhood (group), Luupe, online – 2021

100 Years of Stonehendge (group), English Heritage – 2020-2021

Behind the Mask (group), NHS Tribute Project, St Ethelburga’s Centre of Reconciliation, London, UK – 2020

Group Exhibition, Berlin Blue Gallery – 2020

Group Exhibition, The Print Space – 2017

Speaking, Teaching and Interviews

The No Posing Guide, The Societies of Photographers Convention, London, 2022

Meditations on Marginalisation, Artist Talk Salon, Work Show Grow, 2021

Real is the new perfect, The Photography Show, NEC Birmingham – 2021

Documentary family photography: the art of real life, Phlock Live Conference – 2021

Documentary family photography: the art of real life, The Photography Show – 2021

Turning Chaos into Art: Elevating the Documentary Image, Made for Documentary group mentoring programme, 2021-ongoing

Seeing family love with photography, The Family Photographer Podcast – 2019

On documentary family photography, Shoot Edit Chat Repeat Podcast – 2019