Lesha Pavlov is a Russian lens-based artist.
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, environmental problems, colonial and decolonial processes, the nature of violence in photography, on autobiography.
Member of The Russian Union of Art Photographers.
+ 7 914 235 58 41
Awards and grants
2021 Picture of the Year Asia — COVID Picture Story — Winner, 3rd place
2021 Cortona On The Move — Winner
2021 PORTRAITS — Hellerau Photography Award — Finalist
2021 Sony World Photography Awards — Professional, Documentary — Shortlist
2021 Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards — Documentary — Shortlist
2020 PhotoVisa — Single Images — Winner, 1st place
2020 College Photographer of the Year — Portrait — Winner, Award of Excellence
2020 Russian Federation State Grant for Outstanding Cultural Figures and Artists
2020 International Photography Grant: Talent of the Year — Finalist
2020 Bogota Photo Prize — Finalist
2020 Young Russian Photographers — Finalist
2020 BarTur Photo Award — Shortlist
2019 World Biennial of Student Photography — Winner, 1st place
Art-residencies and laboratories
2021 PubLab #1: Archeology Without a Shovel, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
2020 Vyksa Art Residence, Vyksa, Russia
2021 Youth of the North, Galerie nEUROPA, Dresden, Germany
2020 Zhivlovka, Vyksa Art Residence, Vyksa, Russia
2021 Togetherness, PORTRAITS — Hellerau, Technische Sammlungen, Dresden, Germany
2021 Life After COVID Projection, Riga Photomonth, Riga, Latvia
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
2021 Zombie Photography by Untitled, 2020 Photohub with Sergey Novikov
2020 The Eddie Adams Workshop, with Sarah Leen and Matthew Jordan Smith
2020 The VII Academy Seminar: Photojournalism and Documentary Photography with Mary Gelman and Maciek Nabrdalik
2017 Mediapolygon by Russian Reporter Magazine with Marina Akhmedova, Vitaliy Leibin, Dmitriy Gienko
2020 School of Modern Photography Docdocdoc — Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 Ural State Law University — Yekaterinburg, Russia