Photo by Vladimir Syomin


I was born in 1978 in Moscow (Russia) and dived into photography in 1998. In 2002 graduated from the faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University. Since 2000 have been a student of Alexander Lapin, Russian photographer and photography researcher, the author of books on photography.

In 2001-2011 was focused on theater photography and worked basically in collaboration with Moscow theater «OKOLO». For a few years tried myself as a bild editor in different Moscow newspapers. Since 2009 decided to concentrate on documentary photography and started a long-term project on life of children and adults with disabilities.

In 2016-2017 studied at Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theater. Directed two documentary films: PASTORALE and CAMP ON THE WIND’S ROAD (now in post-production).

professional experience:
2001–2009 worked as a photographer in various Moscow theaters.
2004–2008 — a photo-editor in daily newspapers “Novie Izvestiya”, “RBC daily”.
Since 2009 – a freelance photographer.
Since 2010 has been collaborating with the Rehabilitation center  for disabled children Our Sunny World (Moscow) as a photographer and filmmaker.

2006 – “Don Carlos” by Schiller. Rehearsals” solo exhibition within the theatrical project “Don Carlos” (Chelovek Theatre, Moscow)
2009 – “Lapin School” group exhibition (Vinzavod Gallery, Moscow / State Museum of the History of Saint-Petersburg, St.Petersburg)
2010 – “What’s your name?” group exhibition (Sakharov’s Museum, Moscow)
2011 – “The Lenders” by August Strindberg. Rehearsals” solo exhibition within the theatrical project “The Lenders”(Open Stage Theater, Moscow)
2012 – “Minorities” group exhibition (FOTODOC, the Center of Documentary Photography, Sakharov’s Museum, Moscow)
2013 – «Autism» solo exhibition (Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, Moscow)
2013 – «What is Autism?» street solo exhibition (Moscow)
2014 – «Under the Sign of Horse» solo exhibition on hippotherapy and disabled sport riding (movable, Moscow)

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award 2012

Without Barriers 2015
Caminos de Hierro 2016