Evgeny Mokhorev (b.1967) is a Russian photographer
is a Russian photographer, born in St. Petersburg (formerly
Leningrad) in 1967. A childhood interest in photography led him to a
career as a professional photographer. In 1987, Evgeny joined the
famous Leningrad photo club “Mirror.”
is the first Russian photographer who showed such an incredible
insight into the fragile and troubled world of children. Since the
late 1980s, he has passionately explored the marginal territories of
adolescence, the unsettling revelations of lost childhood, and the
magical transformations into adulthood. In 1992, he had his first
solo exhibition outside of his homeland was in Paris, right after the
collapse of the Soviet Union. It was held within the framework
of Mois de la
Photography Festival in Paris, where his series about street kids and
orphans of St. Petersburg, “Games Children Play,” became a
is a member of the Union of Photographers of Russia since 1992.
In 1993 he won the “Discovery of the Year” award at the First
Russian Photo Festival. In 1994 and 1998 he received a
government grant for young artists. In 1996 was nominated
of the Year.
In 1997, Mokhorev became a member of the Union of Russian Artists. He
lives and works in St. Petersburg.