About me

I was born and raised in Moscow, lived in South America for several years. Until 2010 I worked as a sports and reportage photographer in the federal media, currently I am a freelance photographer, working with leading Russian media and sports organizations. I worked at such major sporting events as the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the World Cup in Brazil, the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. I took part in exhibitions around the world (Moscow, Buenos Aires, Paris, New York, Tbilisi, Vilnius, etc.) I am a finalist and winner of international competitions and a portfolio review.


  • 2016 Competition of sports journalism «Energy of victories», Moscow, second place
  • 2015 International competition of photojournalism of Andrei Stenin, Moscow, honorable mention of the jury in the category «The problems of our time»
  • 2014 Energy of victories sports photography contest, winner
  • 2013 Moscow Street photography Festival, winner
  • 2013 Vilnius Photo Circle Festival, «Hinchada» series, finalist
  • 2013 Miami Street Photography Festival, finalist
  • 2013 The Fence Festival, «Buenos Aires» series, finalist
  • 2012 International portfolio review of Festival of Light in Buenos Aires, «Marathon» series, winner
  • 2012 International Fine Art Photography Awards 2012, Paris, finalist
  • 2011 Contest «British «Shots» magazine’s 2011 Young Photographer, finalist


  • 2014 «Sport. City. Future», Photovisa international festival, Moscow, «Hinchada» series
  • 2014 Festival of Light, Buenos Aires, "Marathon«series
  • 2013 PhotoVisa international festival, Krasnodar, Russia, «Football fans», personal
  • 2013 Perm Photo biennale, «Mimicry» series
  • 2013 Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia, «Little man» series
  • 2013 The Fence Festival, New York and Boston, «Buenos Aires» series
  • 2012 Festival of Light, Buenos Aires, «Fútbol, pasion de multitudes» (Football, passion of the millions), personal
  • 2012 Festival of Light, Buenos Aires, «Pasión carnavalesca» (Carnival passion), personal
  • 2012 Festival of Light, La Rioja, Argentina, «Despedida del Titán», personal


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