Aleksey Myakishev - Documentary Photography
Born in Kirov (Vyatka) in 1971. Professional photojournalist since 1991. In 1999, he moved to Moscow and became a freelance photographer. He contributed to multiple periodicals, including Newsweek and Kommersant [The Businessman] (Russia), Helsingin Sanomat, APU, Talouselama (Finland), etc. In 1996 and 1997, he gained scholarship of the Russian Ministry of Culture. In 1998 and 2001, Myakishev won prizes of the InterFoto Festival of Documentary Photography (Moscow) for his series about pilgrims and North Urals. He has held about 20 personal exhibitions, inter alia, in the University of Oldenburg, 2000, Germany; Bibliotheque Municipale D’Auxerre, 2008, and Maison du Pays Coulangeois in Coulanges la Vineuse, 2010, France; Gallery of Classic Photography, 2014, Moscow; as well as in other venues in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Russia, etc. In 2011, his personal exhibition took place within the project “Zerkalo” by Zakari Gilbert in Quebec, Canada. He participated in a number of group exhibitions in UK, Germany, France, and Russia (Kirov, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, St. Petersburg, etc.) In 2012, he participated in the group exhibition held in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts — “The Museum. From Photographers' Point of View.” The same year he participated in the project “XXI. My Pacific Ocean” organised by the largest Russian news agency — RIA Novosti [Russian Information Agency “News”]; the final exhibition was shown at the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow). In 2013, his work was exhibited in the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, within the project for Leica. In 2010, he took the 2nd prize of the Photojournalism Development Foundation Award (Russia) in the Events category for his series Road to Faith. In 2013, his photograph was shortlisted for Sony World Photography Award in the Lifestyle category of Professional Competition and exhibited in the Somerset House, London. Winner of several contests and awards. His work is in private collections in Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Croatia, etc. Author of Vyatka album (2014).
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