Olga Michi was born in Havana/Cuba in a Russian family as the daughter of a military officer. She studied civil law and worked in the Russian Foreign Ministry at the Faculty of International Relations. Since then her fascination for history, politics and diplomacy has determined the direction of her travels and her professional photography training. Today Olga works as a photographer on all continents, organized difficult expeditions to Central America, Africa and Indonesia, lived with indigenous peoples, dived with Nile crocodiles, white sharks and orcas. She is presenter and co-author of the Russian TV show Extreme Photographer, produced international award-winning documentaries and photo exhibitions. Her documentary film Small People. Big Trees received several of the most important awards at film festivals (Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, HumanDOC, EKOFILM, …).