about & contacts

     Was born in 1985 in Minsk. Graduated from Belarusian National Technical University in 2008 with a B.A. in foundry manufacture, and spent 2 years working as engineer-designer in the Scientific&Design Institute. Around that time started to study photography, was taking part in numerous educational programs, lectures and workshops. Then changed a field and place, and worked for 3 years in the USA as photographer on cruise ships. Since 2013 was working as full time photojournalist in the biggest daily newspaper in Belarus “Komsomolskaya  Pravda”.In 2017 moved to Chicago, USA where continues to work on personal projects and as a freelancer for several newspapers and photo agencies.Open to any assignments and cooperation. 

                            Portrait by Julia Grishan, 2009.

Awards and nominations: 

Independent press photography contest “Belarus press photo 2015”, 3rd place in “Nature” category.
Award "Golden Pen 2013 ", nomination "Culture” (Minskm, Belarus)
Independent press photography contest “Belarus press photo 2013”, 1st place in “Daily life” category with project “Last visit”
Finalist of the Fourth Portfolio-review in Kiev, on International visual culture festival VIZII (2013) 
Finalist of “Lenscratch” photo magazine competition in “Self-portrait” category (February 2013) 
Finalist of the annual international photo festival “Chernihiv Photo Fest” (2011)
Belarusian photo contests “Minsk 940” and “Belarus is near” - finalist (2007)
BNTU photo contest finalist, nominations “Town landscape” and “Genre” (2006)
Finalist of Belarusian photo competition “Minsk photographs. Citizens” (2008)


Group exhibition "We like small things" on Filter Photo Festival (2017), Chicago USA.                         Participant of group exhibitions "Flora", photography magazine "Don’t Take Pictures" (2017), USA.   Solo exhibition “The Last Visit” in Museum of Modern Fine Art in Minsk, Belarus (2014).
Participant of the “Month of Photography” in Minsk, Belarus (2014).
Solo exhibition of «Lost & Found» project, as part of the World day of animal protection, together with the NGO "Egida" Minsk, Belarus (2011).
Participant of group exhibitions "Minsk 940" (2007), "Belarus pobach", "Belarus Press Photo 2013", Chernihiv Photo Fest (2011) and Portfolio-Review in Kiev, Ukrain(2013). 


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