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), (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 / finalist

2018  Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest / finalist

2019 Visual Storytelling Contest LenCuture / finalist

2019 Pictures of the Year International / Community Awareness Award / finalist


2018 Scholarship for young cultural figures and artists of the Russian Federation Government

2018 State Scholarship for Outstanding Cultural Figures and Artists of Russia.