Born in 1979 in Dnipropetrovsk. Spent childhood in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic in the North-East of Russian Federation. In 1999 graduated Dnipropetrovsk Medical College, then worked as the medical assistant in a psychiatric emergency team. In 2001 has left medicine and started to work as a freelance photographer. In 2005-2010 worked at "Kommersant" newspaper as a staff photo reporter. Since 2005 constantly cooperates with "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" (Germany) and other foreign media. In 2010 has left "Kommersant" and focused on his own documentary projects, including photography and film.