About. Lesha Pavlov | photography

Lesha Pavlov is a visual artist working with photography and archive.

Comes from the Borogontsy village in the country’s coldest Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Currently based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

His work focuses on the features and problems of socio-cultural interaction in the post-soviet space.

Member of The Russian Union of Art Photographers since 2019.


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Awards, grants, fellowships

2021 PORTRAITS — Hellerau Photography Award — Finalist

2021 Sony World Photography Awards — Professional, Documentary — Shortlist

2020 Mellow Art Award — Special Prize

2020 Bogota Photo Prize — Finalist

2020 International Photography Grant: Talent of the Year — Finalist

2020 College Photographer of the Year — Portrait — Award of Excellence

2020 PhotoVisa — Single Images — Winner, 1st place

2020 The Eddie Adams Workshop 

2020 The VII Academy Seminar: Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

2020 Young Russian Photographers — Finalist

2020 Russian Federation State Grant for Outstanding Cultural Figures and Artists

2020 BarTur Photo Award — Shortlist

2020 Vyksa Art Residence

2019 World Biennial of Student Photography — Winner, 1st place

Personal exhibitions

2020 Zhivlovka, Vyksa Art Residence, Vyksa, Russia

Group exhibitions

2021 Togetherness, PORTRAITS — Hellerau, Technische Sammlungen, Dresden, Germany (upcoming)

2020 Sea Line by FotoDepartament, Sevkabel Port, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2020 Photography in Light of the Pandemic, ZGA Gallery, Online

2020 Young Russian Photographers, Kaluga, Russia

2019 World Biennial of Student Photography, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

2018 Kharyskhal Foundation for World Down Syndrome Day, Yakutsk, Russia


The Calvert Journal, Ogonyok Magazine, Republic, Zapovednik, Regnum, Lenta.ru, Bird in Flight, FK Magazine


2018−2020 School of Modern Photography Docdocdoc — Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2010−2016 Ural State Law University — Yekaterinburg, Russia