Sergey Maximishin

Born in 1964. Spent childhood in Kerch,the Crimea. Moved to Leningrad in 1982. Served in the Soviet army as a photographer the Soviet Military Force Group on Cuba from 1985 to 1987. Graduated from Leningrad Politechnical Inctitute in 1991 with a B.A. in physics. Worked in the laboratory of scientific and technical expertise in the Hermitage Museum. Graduated from St-Petersburg Faculty of photojournalism in 1998. In 1999-2003 was a staff photographer for the “Izvestia” newspaper. Since 2003 works with the German agency “Focus”

Publications:

The Times, Time, Newsweek, Parool, Liberation, Washington Post, The Wall Street Jornal, Stern, Business Week, Focus, Der Profile, Corriere della Sera, Izvestia, Ogonyok, Itogi and other.

Awards:

2001:

Russia Press Photo contest:
· First Place in “Culture” (single) category
· First Place in “Daily life” (project) category
· First Place in “Daily life” (single) category
“Golden pen” award from the St-Petersburg Union of Journalists
“Photographer of the year” award from"Ogonyok” magazine

2002:

Russia Press Photo contest:
· First Place in “the Nature, ecology and an environment” category
· Third Place in “People” category
· Third Place in “Humour” category
“Photographer of the year of St-Petersburg” award
“Best report of the year” award from the Russian Academy of Journalism

2003:

Russia Press Photo contest:
· First Place in “the Nature, ecology and an environment” (single) category
· Second Place in “People” category
· Second Place in “Culture” (project) category
· Second Place in “Culture” (single) category
· Third Place in “News” (project) category
· Special jury award

2004:

World Press Photo:
· First Place in “Arts and entertainment” (single) category

Russia Press Photo contest:
· First Place in “People” (single) category
· Second Place in “Daily life” (single) category
· First Place in “Culture” (single) category
· First Place in “Culture” (project) category

2005:

UNEP International Photographic Competition on the Environmental:
· Honorable mention

2006:

World Press Photo:
· First Place in “Daily life” (single) category