Elina Kostabi (1968, Estonia) is an Estonian photographer with Finnish and Russian background. She took up photography as a hobby in her early teens, and continued with it throughout the years while she worked in technology companies. In 2014 she decided to make a turn in  her life, and focus fully on her life passion of photography. Coming from the technical background she is keenly interested in impact of the technology on the world and our lives. Her projects are mostly long-running studies on society and environment.

Current position

Freelance photographer, based in Tallinn, Estonia


1991 Chemistry, University of Tartu, Estonia
1999 MBA, Estonian Business School, Estonia
2015 Photography, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
2016 Creative Documentary and Photojournalism, Magnum Photos-Spéos


2015 GRADUATION Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
2016 GRADUATION Spéos, Paris, France
2016 Magnum Photos, Paris, France
2016 Voies Off Festival, Arles, France
2017 Solo Exhibition “Thinning out the clouds”, Spéos Gallery, Paris, France


2017 Interview, Actuphoto, France


Paris, Jan 2016