Nikita Teryoshin


Based in Berlin, Nikita Teryoshin was raised in St. Petersburg, Russia and then moved to Dortmund, Germany where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Photography. He describes his work as street, documentary and everyday horror.

Teryoshin graduated with his first long term project ‘Hornless Heritage’ (2014 - 2019) focused on the matrix-like world of the german dairy cow industry.

Between 2016 and 2020, he visited 14 Defence Fairs in 13 countries on 5 continents for insight into the global arms trade for his story, ‘Nothing Personal - the backoffice of war’. This work was supported by the VG Bildkunst and a PH Museum Grant.

In September 2019, he participated in the World Press Photo Foundation’s Joop Swart Masterclass, and started the series ‘I've never been to Russia’.

Teryoshin works as freelance photographer for publications such as SZ-Magazin, ZEITMagazin, GQ, 11Freunde, Der Spiegel and Stern. His personal projects have been published in VICE, Le Monde, Vrij Nederland, ZEIT Magazin, GUP Magazine, WIRED, and Süddeutsche Zeitung.

His first solo exhibition took place in Strasbourg, France at La Chambre Gallery in September 2017. In 2019, Teryoshin was awarded first prize at the Miami Street Photography Festival for his ‘Nothing Personal’ series.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2019 Joop Swart Masterclass participant
2020 Photo Contest award winning photographer

Nikita Teryoshin on Social Media:
Instagram: @teryoshi

Nikita Teryoshin

Image credit: Korean army officer at the Korean defence fair ADEX 2017 in Seoul.