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Alexey Yurenev was born in Moscow, Russia. After immigrating to the USA in 2002 he began his career in photography assisting photographers including Alexei Hay and Jessica Craig Martin. In 2014, Yurenev began working as a commercial photographer in New York where he created world wide image campaigns for brands such as Pepsi, Red Bull and SONOS, collaborating with BBDO, GREY and other creative agencies. In 2015, Yurenev abandoned commercial practice, switching his focus to documentary subjects. In 2018 Yurenev graduated from ICP's documentary practice program where he worked on a thesis project about a post-Soviet enclave in Brighton Beach, NY, which was developed into a long form photo essay for the New York Times. Yurenev is currently working on a book about post-Soviet identity.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 2019 - “Your Highness Grandmother Beauty Pageant”

THE NEW YORK TIMES YEAR IN PICTURES 2018

THE NEW YORK TIMES DEC 2018 - “Welcome to Brighton Beach”

TOPIC MAGAZINE AUGUST 2018 - “Poems from the underground”

AWARDS + HONORS

2019 MAGENTA FLASH FORWARD 2019 | TOP 100 EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS

2019 SILURIAN SOCIETY AWARD | EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM | ARTS AND CULTURE

2019 JOOP SWART MASTERCLASS NOMINATION

2019 POYi - FINALIST - COMMUNITY AWARENESS CATEGORY

2019 NEW YORK TIMES PORTFOLIO REVIEW

2019 PDN’S 30 NOMINATION

2018 NEW YORK TIMES - YEAR IN PICTURES 2018

2018 EDDIE ADAMS WORKSHOP XXXI

2018 MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS - 2ND PLACE EDITORIAL - YURI'S JOURNEY TO HELL

BOOKS

NEW YORK EDITED, BELONGING | HANNES WANDERER - EXCERPT FROM “SILKA” 2019