CV. Lesha Pavlov | photography

Lesha Pavlov, comes from Sakha Sire. Lives and works in Saint-Petersburg.

Visual artist. His practice focuses on attempts to highlight and visualize: ecopolitical problems, traumatic experience in Post-soviet social interaction, elements of Russia’s colonial inheritance.

Awards and grants

2021 Picture of the Year Asia — COVID Picture Story — Winner, 3rd place

2021 College Photographer of the Year — COVID Experience — Winner, 2nd place

2021 Cortona On The Move — New Visions — Winner

2021 A. Efremov Reportage Photography Contest — Federal Reportage — Winner

2021 Young Russian Photographers — Winner, Laureate

2021 PORTRAITS — Hellerau Photography Award — Finalist

2021 Vilnius Photo Circle — Homework Contest — Finalist

2021 Makers of Siberia Photo Prize — Series — 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 Bogota Photo Prize — Finalist

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

Art-residencies and laboratories

2021 Peredelkino Residency, Moscow, Russia

2021 PubLab: Siberian Laboratory for Young Art, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2020 Vyksa Art Residence, Vyksa, Russia

Solo exhibitions

2021 Youth of the North, Galerie nEUROPA, Dresden, Germany

2020 Zhivlovka, Vyksa Art Residence, Vyksa, Russia

Group exhibitions

2021 47 After 74, DK Gaza, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2021 Practice of Place: Landscapes, Distances, Infrastructures, CC19, Novosibirsk, Russia

2021 New Reality, Art of Omsk Museum, Omsk, Russia

2021 Togetherness, Technische Sammlungen, Dresden, Germany

2021 You Were (Not) Here, PubLab, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2021 Young Russian Photographers, Kaluga, Russia

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

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

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

Speaking engagements

“Anton Tut Ryadom” Center

“Fotografika” Academy

School of Modern Photography “Docdocdoc”

Young Russian Photographers Festival

Related activities

2022 — now Picture Editor at “RBC

2021 — now Photo Class Teacher at “Anton Tut Ryadom” Center

Selected interviews

2021 I Grew Up on the Shores of Lake Myuryu, Radio Svoboda

2021 New Love in the Time of Corona, Lensculture

2021 I Treat Myself as Critically as Possible, Sony Russia


The Calvert Journal, Lensculture, PHMuseum, Bird in Flight, Seance Magazine, Republic, Zapovednik, etc.


2021 Trauma: How to Write About Pain by Peredelkino Residency and Creative Writing School with Maya Kucherskaya, Yuriy Saprykin, Mika Plutitskaya, Ekaterina Suverina

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