Ola Lanko (b. 1985, Kiev) studied sociology at National University in Kiev and photography at both the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. For her graduation work Ola Lanko was awarded the Steenbergen Stipendium, an acknowledged annual prize for photography graduates. In 2013, she received the New Talent Photography award. Since 2010 she constantly participates in various exhibitions and works on her projects. Last year her work was shown during Quicksan NL #02, in the Dutch Photomuseum in Rotterdam. Besides her artistic practice, Ola teaches photography in Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and is a guest tutor at several academies in The Netherlands and Belgium.