Aleksey Myakishev, born in Kirov, is a professional photographer. He is the recipient of the Interphoto award (1998, 2001) and was awarded scholarships from the Ministry of Culture of Russia (1996, 1997). Currently residing in Moscow, he is an instructor at the educational program, “Leica-Akademia” and is working on a number of documentary projects on Provincial Russia. He has been published in multiple Russian and foreign publications, including Newsweek (Russia), Kommersant, Helsingin Sanomat, APU, Talouselama (Finland), among others. Myakishev’s photos have been exhibited in Russia, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Czech Republic, and Austria. (Photo shot in Luh, Ivanovo Region, Russia, 2015. Photo sponsor: South Street Visions.)

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