Benita Suchodrev is a photographer based in Berlin. She was born in the former Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States at the age of fifteen where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Art History, continuing to a Master of Arts in English Literature, graduating summa cum laude.

The subjects of film and photography played a significant role in her curriculum and it was in the university darkroom where she developed and printed her first black and white images.

In 2008 Benita relocated to Berlin and began a prolific documentation of the cosmopolitan city’s multi-faceted art scene, accepting assignments from private and corporate clients while continuing work on various photographic projects exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally.

Benita’s photographs are a part of the Rafael Tous Foundation for Contemporary Art in Barcelona and private collections in Moscow, Berlin and New York. Her work has appeared in NACHTLEBEN BERLIN 1974 – BIS HEUTE (Metrolit Verlag, 2013) and BERLIN NOW (teNeues Verlag, 2009) and has been featured in numerous publications including FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), BZ (Berliner Zeitung), STERN.DE, DNCHT, AMICA Italy, ART, TAZ (Die Tageszeitung), Tagesspiegel, MIND Magazine China, The Moscow Times, NOOVO Editions Barcelona, Brennpunkt Magazine, Germany, Российский Фото Союз (Russian Photographers Union), Photo & Video Magazine Russia, Искусство – The Art Magazine Russia, among others.

“I am attracted to the poetic and the bizarre, the bold and the vulnerable. But of all things I am interested in the transitional moment between states, between blinks; that elusive split of a second between what was and what will be and the traces it left behind. The drama and ambiguity of human expression and gesture during that transitional moment is what fascinates me the most.”