Born in 1964. In 1998, he finished the photojournalism faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Between 1999 and 2003, he worked at “Izvestia”, one of the leading Russian newspapers, the newspaper “Izvestia”. Since 2003, he has collaborated with “Focus” agency (Germany). Winner of several important prizes such as the Russian Press Photo, World Press Photo, UNEP International Photographic Competition on the Environmental, among others. His photographs were published in leading European and American newspapers. He has held several solo exhibitions in Russia, Germany, the United States and France.