Oleg Ponomarev


Oleg Ponomarev is a freelance photographer based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. 

He works on long-term projects focusing on social issues in contemporary Russia, and ethnographic projects on Russia’s minority ethnic groups, particularly those in danger of disappearing.

Ponomarev has won several international photography awards and his work has been published in National Geographic Russia, Russian Reporter, Novaya gazeta, Esquire.kz, Republic, Neon, Dekoder, Russian Life,Takiedela, and Colta among others.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2021 Photo Contest award-winning photographer

Oleg Ponomarev on Social Media:
Instagram: @ponomarev_olega

Oleg Ponomarev

Image credit: Tatiana Ostrovskaya