Maria Turchenkova is a Russian documentary photographer now based in Moscow.

She mainly works on her own photography projects with a focus on relationships between people and environment.

She worked with TIME Magazine, Le Monde, UNFPA, CNN Photo, The Guardian, Der Speigel, ARTE, The Times and others.

Turchenkova was selected for the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2013 and named PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2014. In 2015 she was granted Paul Klebnikov Civil Society Fellowship by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.
In 2016 her work on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen was exposed at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit.

Her work was exhibited at SIPA at Columbia University, Annenberg Space For Photography, Bayeux Photo Festival, etc.