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 2010, 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 2014, Yurenev abandoned commercial practice, switching his focus to documentary subjects. He began producing photo essays and contributing them to an English speaking resource about Russia - inrussia.com. Currently Yurenev is working on a book project about a Russian motorcycle club Night Wolves, and attending a Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography.