Yaroslava Tarasova is a documentary photographer born in Riga, Latvia. She started learning photography after moving to Saint-Petersburg in 2009.
She graduated from FotoDepartment Institute where she had taken the course of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism by Mikhail Domojilov in 2015.
She took part in variety of master classes by major Russian and International photographers such as Jana Romanova, Oksana Yushko, Arthur Bondar, Mads Greve and Mads Nissen.
In 2017 she participated in Eddie Adams Workshop in New York.
She is mainly working on topics devoted to social prejudice and inequality.
The works of Yaroslava Tarasova have won recognition by the public with publications in the major Russian and international media such as Lenta.ru, Echo Moscow, Bird in Flight, Openrussia, Russia beyond the headlines,Sophot.com(France), Hojskolebladet.dk(Denmark), Dodho.com(Spain).