Andrei Polikanov


Andrei Polikanov is visual director at Takie Dela online media.

In the early 1990s, Andrei Polikanov worked as a fixer and stringer with Anthony Suau, Christopher Morris, Stanley Greene and other prominent international photojournalists, producing stories for such major international publications as Time, The New York Times, Stern, Focus, Spiegel and Paris Match on events in the former USSR territories (including conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, Chechnya, Transnistria, Abkhazia and Tajikistan). From 1996 to 2007 he worked as a photo editor at the Time magazine Moscow Bureau, and as director of Photography at Russian Reporter magazine from 2007 to 2015. 

Polikanov has been a member of various national and international photo contest juries, such as World Press Photo, Visa d’Or in Perpignan, Press Photo Finland, Interfoto Russia, The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest among others. He is a member of the Joop Swart Masterclass selection committee and was a nominator for the World Press Photo’s educational program for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He was also a nominator for the Prince Claus Grant, the Leica Oskar Barnack Grant, the W. Eugene Smith Grant, the Daniele Tamagni Grant, the RPS Grant, and the FotoEvidence Book Award. He was a reviewer at the FotoFest International Portfolio Review, and a lecturer at the International Bursa Photo Festival, Cortona on the Move Photo Festival, FotoIstanbul Festival, among others.

Since 2005, Andrei Polikanov has taught numerous workshops on photojournalism, both in Russia and worldwide, including mentorship for the Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Project Grantee Workshop, the World Press Photo educational project in the Caucasus and in Angola, a consulting at The International Center for Journalists, as well as the master at the International Summer School of Photography and the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

Andrei Polikanov on Social Media:
Instagram: @apolikanov 

Andrei Polikanov

Portrait credit: Kirill Lagutko