Alexandra Demenkova (*1980) is russian photographer devoted to social documentary photography, currently based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
“Although I asked my parents to buy me a camera at the age of nine, I only got my first camera at the age of nineteen. I’m happy that photography has happened to me. I think it suits my temper a lot – I like the fact that every single picture is created in a fraction of a second. When I photograph I feel much better than when I don’t. It is as if I start to feel the firm ground under my feet or I forget that it is not there at all. And sometimes I feel as a magician. I believe, this explains everything.”