Jekaterina Saveljeva was born in Narva, Estonia, and is currently based in Berlin. Jekaterina began her career in Ireland working with local newspapers. In 2012 she began doing freelance work for the New York Times. Jekaterina’s work has been published in the Irish Times, FairPlanet, Metro Eireann, Folk er Folk (Norway), Vision Magazine (China), Photojournale, and has been used by AP and Reuters. She has worked as a photo editor at Reuters and studio photographer for Freepik. Her work has been exhibited internationally and gained recognition in several international competitions.
In 2014 Jekaterina graduated from Dublin City University in Media Production Management (B.A., Hons), and has a diploma in print journalism. She speaks Russian, English and basic French and Spanish.
She is the founder of femLENS, a non-profit association focused on providing documentary photography workshops to women from diverse backgrounds. In 2016, she spoke about femLENS at TEDxLasnamäe in Estonia. In 2018 on IWD, femLENS released "We See", a women-only documentary photography magazine.
Jekaterina works on documentary projects using the web, printed books and multimedia.