Evgenia Pirshina is an award-winning freelance theater and dance photographer who has been internationally exhibited and published.
She began to photograph while she was working as an opera singer at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theater.
The magic spirit of the stage and the dance became
the central theme of her photographs.
Evgenia became the official photographer of various International dance and theater festivals, such as the Festival "Context. Diana Vishneva" (Russia),
Festival of contemporary dance "PRISMA" (Panama) and others.
Her photographs were exhibited in Europe, Russia, South America,
and the USA.
Evgenia resides in Chicago.
"Evgenia Pirshina is definitely one of the most particular and original ballets and stage photographers of our time.
Her distinctive images put the spectator right into the show, close to the dancers.
The lines are clean, the colors are bright and contrasting, yet sometimes her “swans” seem to be almost unreal,
as if they were taken out of a magical dream.
There are not so many photographers who can bring their own personal style into stage reportage, and Evgenia is one of them.
Without losing the mood of a performance, she knows how to help us see it from a different perspective.
Evgenia always chooses unusual angles and unexpected moments to make her pictures.
She creates this exciting, mysterious atmosphere and reminds us that ballet will always remain a miracle.
Thanks to Evgenia's art, we can take a look behind the curtains, step onto the stage, or even soar above it.
We can actually “feel” the spirit of the performance. Without a doubt, Evgenia Pirshina creates very emotional,
passionate, and powerful images that can awake anybody’s interest in the art of ballet."
Giulia Kascina, Anna Pavlova Network (Italy)
"A photographer is a type of person - it’s impossible to resist this passion.
Evgenia Pirishina - a natural photographer. She is a virtuoso of observation. Her pictures are perceived as small stories,
in which everyday things become new and unusual things become familiar and close.
Evgenia has a special eye - noticing the smallest nuances, she creates her own reality.
Her imagination draws a picture of life, filled with half-tones of mood,
which allows not only freezing the moment but also maintaining the emotional impulse of what is happening.
The Pirshina singer's experience helps Pirshina, the photographer, capture and convey the elusive for an outside observer, the atmosphere of the theater's life. But, I am sure that the more important part of her photo-creativity success is another thing - her theatrical photographs are lacking in theatricality.
They are full of life, and this is fascinating. The world of theater, backstage, and stage intrigues, fascinates and attracts.
Evgenia does not tear the veil of the mysterious from it but turns this world to the viewer with a different side,
not less interesting and exciting. And she does it, like a true photo-master - she draws with light and shadow, finding unusual proportions in half-light and spotlight.
The light of the spotlights and the decorations in her photographs acquire a different meaning. They cease to be only the scene; they become elements of human life, work, despair, and joy.
To finish with a quote by an unknown author: “I always thought that good photos are like good jokes.
If you explain to them, they are no longer so good.”
Evgenia's photos do not need an explanation; they tell more than any words."
Tatyana Borodyna, Chief Editor of Magazine "Elegant New York" (NYC)
"Evgenia has a great advantage over the other photographers: Since 2006, she was an opera singer at the
Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theater in Moscow.
Recently, the two parallel worlds in which this artist creates were invaded by another reality -
the Art of Photography.
Photographs of Evgenia Pirshina are not just snapshots of certain theatrical situations,
they are rather the poetic view of the theater's life."
Anna Smirina, Director of the Historical Museum in the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre (Moscow, Russia)
Irina Sirotkina "Dance: Experience of Understanding"
Publishing house "Boslen" (Moscow, 2019)
Winners Photobook Anna Pavlova Network (Milan, 2016)