Pavel Volkov (22.05.87). Photographer from Russia, actually lives in Moscow.

Started his career as a freelancer working  for various photo agencies in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, covered different social topics concerning Russia and relevant events in the country. Covered the events on the Maidan, in Crimea and south-east of the Ukraine as well. Interested in projects related to social problems of the Russian society. The author of several documentary projects related to youth subcultures: football hooligans, fight clubs, street fighting. His works were shown in the evening screening at the  Visa Pour L’image 2014 festival.


Publications in The Yew York Times lens blog, International New York Times, Der Spiegel. Washington Post, Harpers Magazine, Rolling Stones New York, undici11


2011-2013. Galperin’s faculty of photojournalists, courator Jana Romanova. St. Petersburg

2012. Fotodepartment Workshop with Hyytiainen Arja (VU).St. Petersburg

2012. Rosphoto Workshop with Andreas Rost. St. Petersburg

2013. School of visual arts. Workshop with Peter ten Hoopen (VU) Moscow

2014. Russpressphoto, Vladimir Vyatkin course. Moscow

2014. Russian reporter’s summer school. Curators Andrey Polikanov and Tatyana Plotnikova.

2015. New York Times Portfolio Review 2015 participant. New York

2015. School of visual arts. Photo editing studies with Andrey Polikanov. Moscow

2016.  Photografica Academy Master Class Yuri Kozyrev/NOOR Saint Petersburg

2016. FotoFest 2016 Biennial, Portfolio Review in Houston, Texas

2016. Great talent chosen for master class, Danish School of Media and Journalism


Awards (selected)




Best portfolio review at 7th International Photo Parade festival in Uglitch.




Shortlist Fotovisura grant.


Laureate of Young Russia’s photographers contest 2014.


1st place at the Efremov’s contest of reportage photography.


1st place at the 8th International festival Photo parade in Uglitch.


Grand-prix at the 8th International festival Photo parade in Uglitch.


Evening screening participant at the 26 festival Visa pour l’image in Perpignan.




Finalist Canon profifoto


Shortlist «Golden Camera 2014»


Shortlist Pressphoto Belarus 2015.


participant New York Times Portfolio Review 2015


Shortlist Baltic photobiennale Photomania 2015.


Shortlist kolga Tbilisi Photo 2015


Shortlist Athens Photo Festival 2015


Shortlist AIFF — Ariano International Film Festival


Wordball 2015 award — Best of creative writing nominee.


Honorable jury mention at (MIFA)Moscow international photo awards (Editorial photo-essay nomination)


Finalist “Vilnius Photo Circle”




Canon Profifoto Sponsorship Prize 2016, winner


Shortlist Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2016


LifePressPHoto 2016, winner


Andrei Stenin international press photo contest 2016, winner


Efremov’s contest of reportage photography 2016, winner


Direct look photo contest 2016, winner


Photogrvphy grant 2016, winner


Russian competition of sports journalism «energy wins 2016», winner


Finalist “Vilnius Photo Circle”