Gulnara Samoilova is a fine art, documentary and street photographer who was born in Russia and later moved to New York City in 1992. Before moving to the U.S., she was the only female fine art photographer in the Autonomous Republic of Bashkortostan, where she was born.
As you can imagine, Gulnara has had some extraordinary experiences as a photographer, including being on site as the World Trade Centers fell on 9/11. We spoke about that life-shaking event, but we also talked about Gulnara’s personal work, which is amazing, how to stay passionate in your creative endeavours and the formation of Women Street Photographers, its Instagram feed, traveling gallery and the incredible opportunities it now offers to women street photographers.
We hope you enjoy our conversation with the lovely Gulnara.