Alexey Vasilyev was born in 1985 in the coldest region of Russia — Yakutia, where the temperature can reach the grade mark -60 C°.
In 2008 graduated from the philological faculty of the Yakut state University. From 2010 to 2019 worked in the children’s republican newspaper «The Youth of the North». Since 2017 a member of the Russian Union of photographers. In 2018 entered the school of modern photography in St. Petersburg «Dokdokdok».
Features of her work have been published in the The Guardian, National Geographic, National Geographic (Russia), Wired, Calvert Journal, Meduza, It’s Nice That, Takie Dela (Russia), Lenta.ru (Russia), LensCulture, MoscowTimes, MyModernMet and etc.
In his documentary works he focuses on the daily life research of people in the far North and their national identity in the global world.
2016 Street Photography Awards Lens Culture / finalist
2016 Mobile Photo Awards / honorable mention
2017 Young photographers of Russia photo contest / winner
2018 Emerging Talent Awards Lens Culture / winner
2018 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest / finalist
2019 Visual Storytelling Contest LenCuture / finalist
2019 Pictures of the Year International / Community Awareness Award / finalist
2019 Blurring the lines / finalist
2019 PDN Photo Annual / winner
2019 Kolga Tbilisi Photo / One shot category / Finalist
2019 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest / 1st place
2019 Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019 / Photojournalism category/ Winner
2019 International Photography Grant / Nominee
2020 2nd International VOHH Foto Fest 2020/ Winner
2020 ZEISS Photography Award 2020 / Shortlist
2020 Direct Look Photoconest / III place
2020 New east Photo Prize / Winner
2021 World Press Photo / 1st place Winner
2021 Emerging Photographer Fund/Burn magazine/ Finalist
2022 Pictures of the Year Asia (POY Asia)/ Cultural Practices/ 1st place winner