Antonina Mamzenko is a Russian-British photographer and multidisciplinary artist. Her work is focused on documentation of the lived human experience, exploring the themes of identity and belonging; trauma and recovery; and the human connection with nature.

Her work has received numerous accolades, including 18th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, and has been shortlisted for The Portrait of Britain award in 2021 and 2019. It has also appeared in a number of national and international publications, including British Journal of Photography, The Sunday Times and Digital Photographer Magazine, and included in a number of group exhibitions in the UK and abroad, most recently in the Summer Exhibition 2022 at the Royal Academy (UK), ‘Perfectly (im)Perfect’ exhibition at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (USA), and ‘Despatch’ exhibition at New Forest Heritage Centre (UK), among others.

Antonina is a member of Women Photograph and the Association of Photographers, and in 2022 her work was awarded Arts Council of England funding. Antonina has a law degree and MA in cultural industries management from the University of Greenwich, London.


OD Photo Prize, longlisted – 2023

Photo Oxford Open Call, runner up – 2023

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

Voice – Judges Choice and Honourable Mention – 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


To The Sea, Saint Gillies Croix de Vie, France 2023

Photo Oxford Festival, Modern Art Oxford, UK 2023

Power of Play, The Old Court House, London, UK 2023

ThreadED, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, UK 2023

Night Moods, Shutter Hub 2023

SOLAR Festival, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil 2022

Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, UK – 2022

Traces, PHOTO-Canopy 2022, Burton On Trent, UK – 2022

Heathrow Airport, UK – 2022

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

Despatch, New Forest Heritage Centre, UK – 2022

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

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

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

Phlock Spotlight Exhibition, Manchester, UK – 2021

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

Visions of Fatherhood, Luupe, online – 2021

100 Years of Stonehendge, English Heritage – 2020-2021

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

Group Exhibition, Berlin Blue Gallery – 2020

Group Exhibition, The Print Space – 2017


Works are held in a number of private collections.

Publications and Features

Wild Things, Work House Zine vol 4 – 2023

Beauty Hunting: Photography as Therapy – We Are, the RPS Women Photography Magazine – 2022

Drawing of Dyslexia – AOP Spotlight Feature – 2022

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

Speaking, Teaching and Interviews

You’re Worth It, Phlock Live Conference for Female and Non-Binary Photographers, 2022

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