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Andrey Akimov born in 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.
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
2021
The Fossil, IGUMO Gallery, Moscow, December, 2020 – January, 2021

2019

The Wishing Well, St.Tatiana Church at Moscow State University
2018
The Wishing Well, House of Writers, Tarusa, Russia
FAIR BOOTHS
2019
Galería Silvestre at Estampa Contemporary Art Fair 2019, Madrid, Spain
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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
Portfolio. — BETA developments in photography, Issue 38, 2021
FotoTop 2021. Contemporary Russian photography, 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
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