Sergey Ponomarev


Before becoming a freelancer in 2012, Sergey worked for the Associated Press starting in 2003.

He has won many international and domestic photography awards. Most recently, he won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2016 and the John Farber award at Overseas Press Club. He also won the third place prize, in the war category, at the 2014 Picture of the Year contest, received the first place prize for an editorial photo essay at the International Photography Awards, received an honorable mention in the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, was shortlisted for the Terry O’Neil Photography awards and earned an award of excellence from the Society of Publishers in Asia for his moving coverage of Typhoon Haiyan.

He has also displayed his exhibition REFUSEE at the 2016 Hong Kong International Photo Festival, and his work was part of the 2016 non-profit international exhibition "Exodus - Déjà Vu in Kuala Lumpur".

Born in Moscow, Sergey graduated Moscow State University and Academy of Labor and Social Relations. He enjoys snowboarding, researching history, watching war movies and spending time with his kids.

Sergey Ponomarev