Pavel Volkov (b.22.05.1987).

Russian photographer, actually lives in Moscow.

Canon Ambassador.


Started his career in photojournalism as a freelance photographer, contributed to a couple of photo agencies in Moscow and St.Petersburg. Studied photojournalism in Galperin photofaculty and Dutch School of media. Participated in workshops organized by VU and NOOR agencies. Participant of New York Times portfolio review and Houston photofestival portfolio review. Works of photographer were shown during screenings of Visa pour l’image photofestival in Perpignan, France. Participated in numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Covered the events on the Maidan, in the Crimea and south-east of the Ukraine, collaborates to Russian and international media. His main activity as a photographer, covers a wide range of social issues, mainly in Russia. He is interested in long-term projects devoted to the problems and phenomena of modern Russian society. Youth and religious movements, subcultures, army subjects, Paralympic sports attract interest of photographer.


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


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

2017. Great talent chosen for master class, Danish School of Media and Journalism. Copenhagen, Denmark. Curators: Mads Greve and Mads Nissen

2019-2020. Russian State University for the Humanities. Art History Course.


Awards (selected)




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




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.




participant New York Times Portfolio Review 2015


Shortlist kolga Tbilisi Photo 2015


Shortlist AIFF – Ariano International Film Festival


Wordball 2015 award – Best of creative writing nominee.


Finalist “Vilnius Photo Circle”




Canon Profifoto Sponsorship Prize 2016, winner


Shortlist Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2016


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”




Shortlist Kolga Tbilisi Photo, 2017


Grand prix “Young people in the 21st century-2017”, Kaunas Lithuania


Baltic Photobiennale Photomania 2017, winner


Screening in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia during Organ Vida photo festival


Laureate of Young Russia’s photographers contest, 2017


1st place at the Efremov’s contest of reportage photography, 2017


Andrei Stenin international press photo contest 2017, winner


Shortlisted at Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017 in Germany


Shortlisted at Festival della Fotografia Etical In chapter The Short Story Award




The Istanbul Photo Awards winners of the 2018 contest. Sport story category first place


Shortlist Kolga Tbilisi Photo, 2018


Laureate of Young Russia’s photographers contest, 2018


Shortlist Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018


Grand Prix of the “Without Barriers” russian photo contest dedicated to the lifes of disabled people




Photovisa-2019 photo contest (Krasnodar, Russia) – 1 place.


Siena International Photo Award-2019 (Siena, Italy) – Remarkable Artwork.


Andrei Stenin international press photo contest-2019 (Moscow, Russia) – 3 place.


Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3)-2019 (Paris, France) – 2 place.


Kuala Lumpur 2019 Portrait Photography Prize (Kuala Lumpur) – finalist.


NPPA Best of Photojournalism Contest-2019 (USA) – 1 place.




Academy Fotografika, St.Petersburg