Andrey Akimov (b.1971, Moscow, Russia) graduated from the Faculty of Geology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1993. From the middle of the nineties he is engaged in art, editorial and commercial photography. In 1999 the respected Russian photography magazine Foto& Video published his portfolio and the first writings. In 2006 he took up the duties of the editor in above magazine. Later in 2015 he became the editor-in-chief.

He is the author of about 150 magazine writings devoted to creative, historical and technical issues of photography (all in Russian).

He has been teaching photography since 2004.

Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.

BIO/CV. Andrey Akimov Photography

EDUCATION

  • Moscow State University, Faculty of Geology, 1993
  • The structure of the film, Mitta Film School, Moscow, Russia, 2015
  • The art of lighting in photography and cinematography, Mitta Film School, Moscow, Russia, 2015

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Photographers from Belt and Road Countries Focusing on Beijing, Beijing, China, 2018
  • Editor-in-Chief, Foto& Video Magazine, Moscow, Russia, 2015–2016
  • Juror, The Photobook award, The Photoforum Expo, Moscow, Russia, 2016
  • Juror, The Faith, Love and Youth, photography contest of the Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow, Russia, 2016
  • Photography Expert Group, European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), 2015
  • Head of Image Quality Lab, Foto& Video Magazine, Moscow, Russia, 2011–2015
  • Editor, Foto& Video Magazine, Moscow, Russia, 2006–2015
  • Contributing Writer, Foto& Video Magazine, Moscow, Russia, 1999–2006

RECOGNITION

  • Shortlisted for the all-russian contest of The Union of Russian Photo Artists “PhotoSoyuz.Unity” 2021
  • Selected for Descumbrimientos PHotoESPANA2019
  • Switzerland Tourism Media Award 2015
  • Switzerland Tourism Media Award 2011

TEACHING

  • Senior Lecturer at the photography department, Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies IGUMO, Moscow, Russia, 2018 to present
  • Photography tutor at Floreal Center, Moscow, Russia, 2014-2016

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • White Wings, PHotoESPAÑA 2023 Festival Off program, Galería Silvestre, Madrid, June 01 — July 22, 2023

2021

  • The Fossil, IGUMO Gallery, Moscow, December, 2020 — January, 2021

2019

  • The Wishing Well, St.Tatiana Church at Moscow State University2018
  • The Wishing Well, House of Writers, Tarusa, Russia

FAIR BOOTHS

2019

  • Galería Silvestre at Estampa Contemporary Art Fair 2019, Madrid, Spain

GROUP SHOWS

2024

  • Pics worth printing, Izmailovo Gallery, Moscow, Russia, January 3 — February 3, 2024

2023

  • FotoTop — Portrait 2023, Exhibition and festival of contemporary Russian photography, Gallery of Classic Photography, Moscow, November 22 — December 17, 2023
  • The Game of Square, The exhibition of modern art, Gallery of Classic Photography, Moscow, August 2 — September 17, 2023
  • Oblique Strategies, DOCA-2023, Days of Contemporary Art Festival, IGUMO, Moscow, Russia, April 25–26, 2021
  • The New Monochromes, IGUMO Gallery, Moscow, Russia, April 4–14, 2023

2022

  • FotoTop — Still life 2022, The exhibition of contemporary Russian photography, Gallery of Classic Photography, Moscow, April — July, 2022
  • Photo-2022, Izmailovo Gallery, Moscow, Russia, May 18 — 29, 2022

2021

  • The Young Ancient Suzdal, Gallery Of The Archbishop’s Palace, Kremlin, Suzdal, Russia, December 3, 2021 — January 16, 2022
  • FotoTop 2021, The exhibition of contemporary Russian photography, Gallery of Classic Photography, Moscow, June — September, 2021
  • The Six Names, Nigde Krome art-space, Mosselprom building, Moscow, Russia, July 23 — August 10, 2021
  • PHOTO here, Izmailovo Gallery, Moscow, Russia, May 27 — June 20, 2021
  • Upside Down, Interactive installation camera obscura, DOCA-2021, Days of Contemporary Art Festival, IGUMO, Moscow, Russia, April 25–26, 2021

2020

  • One, Two, Three… a Stone, a Mouse And Other Counting Rhymes by Andrey Akimov and Jeff Moorfoot, online exhibition, PhotoVisa. Club of Friends, October, 2020
  • Reencontro, Galeria Silvestre, Madrid, Spain, June 16 — July 22, 2020

2019

  • Book of Nature, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, November 14, 2019 — April 19, 2020
  • Сontemporary art auction and exhibition, Litfund auction house, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
  • Photoyear, Izmailovo Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • DOCA-2019, Days of Contemporary Art Festival, IGUMO, Moscow, Russia
  • Dreamport, Qinghezhongjie, Haidian District, Beijing, China
  • New World Department Store, Chongwenmen Street, Beijing, China

2018

  • Belt and Road Journalists Forum, Beijing, China
  • Photoyear, Izmailovo Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2009

  • Emoveo, A3 Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2008

  • Chukotka — close and distant, The St. Petersburg Photo Fair, St. Petersburg, Russia

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • The Fossil. — BETA developments in photography, Issue 38, 2021
  • FotoTop 2021. Contemporary Russian photography, 2021
  • IGUMO Gallery Catalogue, 2021
  • From pixels to silver. — Foto& Video, 2015, №9-10, September-October
  • Beyond the edge. — Foto& Video, 2015, №5-6, May-June
  • Lens as an application. — Foto& Video, 2014, №7, July
  • Absolute freedom. — Foto& Video, 2013, №7, July
  • The Russian Daguerre is found! — Foto& Video, 2012, №2, February
  • The cross polarization. — Foto& Video, 2011, №8, August
  • The all shades of red. — Foto& Video, 2009, №11, November
  • The broad prospects. — Foto& Video, 2009, №1, January
  • The Kexholm regiment a hundred years later. — Foto& Video, 2008, №11, November
  • The Panoramic Pleasure. — Foto& Video, 2005, №1, January
  • Portfolio. — Digital Photo Book (Special of Mobile News Review), 2004
  • The Foggy Nature. — Foto& Video, 1999, №5, May
  • Portfolio. On the Island of the Snow Giants. — Foto& Video, 1999, №1, January