Vasilisa Ganakova is a freelance art director and photographer based in Paris.

Coming from Russia to France in 2012 to study photography, she also became curious about graphic design, deciding to pursue studies in art direction. Passionate about contemporary art, design and fashion, she divides her time between art direction for brand content, web and print communications, photography and graphic design.

In her photography projects she often uses paper and other materials to create surreal and graphic still life compositions. She constantly questions the notion of photography and the ways of how image can carry symbols and meanings.

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Clients & Collaborators

MAC Cosmetics, Cîroc Vodka, Cointreau, IFM, Harper’s Bazaar Russia, Hennessy, Duvelleroy, Esthetic Center, Dresscode Press Office, Cardo Paris, Bonjour Paris, Ykone, Immersive Garden, Gaultier Collette, Blackballoon, Cakedesign etc.

Work & Exhibitions

Lecturer in Still Life Photography @ Artclever Platform
2020 / Online

Who Is Here? Show @ Jeanne Varaldi Gallery
2020 / Online

Paris Trip Curator @ Selfmade Studio Styling School (Moscow)
2020 / Paris, FR

Art Director @ Bonjour Paris
2017-2019 / Paris, FR

Ecole de Condé Masters Show @ VIA Gallery
2018 / Paris, FR

Design Intern @ Cake Design
2016 / Paris, FR

Ecole de Condé Bachelors Show @ École de Condé
2015 / Paris, FR

Photography Assistant @ Harper’s Bazaar Russia
2014 / Paris, FR

Personal Show @ HOLST Gallery
2013 / Perm, RU 


Art Direction MA @ École de Condé
2015-2017 / Paris, FR

Photograhy BA @ École de Condé
2012-2015 / Paris, FR