Aleksey MyakishevAleksey Myakishev was born in Kirov (Vyatka) in 1971 and has worked as a professional photojournalist since 1991. In 1999, he moved to Moscow and became a freelance photographer. He has contributed to multiple periodicals, including Newsweek, Kommersant [The Businessman] (Russia), Helsingin Sanomat, APU, and Talouselama (Finland). In 1996 and 1997, he was granted a scholarship by the Russian Ministry of Culture. In 1998 and 2001, Myakishev won InterFoto Festival of Documentary Photography (Moscow) awards for his series about pilgrims and about the North Urals. He has held around 20 solo exhibitions of his work.