Anya Anti is an internationally published and award-winning photo artist who specializes in on-location fine art and conceptual female portraiture. Originally from Ukraine, now based in New York, USA.
Anya's been into photography since 2010. She's always been a creative person – as a child I was good at painting and crafts. As her passion for art grew she fell in love with photography and started shooting the world around her. Having no art background, no access to professional education in her country, lack of teaching experts or tutorials, no mentors or friends photographers she had to learn everything by herself. With the power of passion and determination, she gained all my knowledge and inspiration through social media and online photography communities. By trial and error and analyzing other photographer’s work she was able to learn and improve.
In 2010 after graduating National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine Anya had no interest in engineering and material science. She realized that photography is not just a hobby and passion but can be a real profession and a lifetime career.
A year later, she started creating fine art conceptual and surrealistic female portraits, which became her preferable genre and a hallmark of her work. She began teaching and traveling with workshops in Ukraine and Russia.
In 2014 she moved to the United States to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional fine art photographer and started her life from scratch.
As a workshop instructor and speaker, she has already taught in the US and Europe. She worked with different brands such as Broncolor, Wacom, Adobe, Nikon and presented at big conferences such as Adobe MAX, Adobe Live, Photo Plus Expo, CES, WPPI etc. She has showcased her work at exhibitions and been published all around the globe.
In 2015 she was a lucky winner of Broncolor GenNEXT sponsorship and took 2nd place at Fine Art Photography Awards Professional Fine Art category. In 2017 she took 3d place in IPA People Self-portrait category and was selected for IPA Best of Show exhibition in New York, took 3d place in ND awards Fine art Conceptual category.