Pavel Prokopchik was born in Russia in 1982. He grew up in Latvia, which was then part of the Soviet Union. In 2001, he moved to the Netherlands, graduating from The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague in 2009. Since then Prokopchik has received a number of national awards, including Zilveren Camera and Photo Academy awards. His passion for photography lies in telling stories about people who live their lives out of sight of mainstream society—deviants from regular religious practices, hippies, and other people who are not a part of a materialistic society. His latest exhibition was The Tribe, a series of photos following a group of people living an alternative lifestyle in Russia, and was held in the FOAM photography museum in Amsterdam.