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  Photojournalist DMITRI BELIAKOV, born 1970, Russia, Vologda region, graduated from the Foreign languages department of Yaroslavl University and started working in 1993 as a... read on


Photojournalist DMITRI BELIAKOV, born 1970, Russia, Vologda region, graduated from the Foreign languages department of Yaroslavl University and started working in 1993 as a translator-researcher for Express Newspapers UK and stringer for various TV-channels period of 1st Chechen campaign. Beliakov began to take pictures professionally 1997 freelancing for AP, Daily & Sunday Express UK, The Telegraph UK, The Times and The Sunday Times of London. 

Beliakov’s main interests are documenting humanitarian issues such as the poverty, the human conflicts, human rights abuses, war crimes, victims of terror and post-war syndrome, drugs-trafficking, ecology issues. 
As well, since 2002-2008 on contract to Bloomberg News photo-desk his pictures have illustrated business, political, economic, and news feature stories throughout Russia and the former Soviet Union. 

His photographs have been published in The Sunday Times Magazine, Newsweek International, Stern, The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, American Photo Magazine, Der Spiegel, GEO Magazine (German, Spanish and Russian editions), Paris Match, Russian Reporter Magazine, Bratishka Special Forces Magazine (Russia), Ezhenedelny Journal (Russia), many others. 

Workshops: in 2008 took 8-week Portraiture and Lighting Technique Course at the International Center of Photography, New York city 


2016 - LensCulture Portraits Awards/ Series Finalist 

2016 - Sony World Photography Awards/ Professional Competition Portraiture Shortlist 

2015 - NPPA (National Press Photographer's Association) Best of Photojournalism, Honorable Mentioning 2nd Place/ Magazine Personality Profile or Lifestyle Story

2015 - POY (Pictures of the Year) Print Feature Story Editing/ Magazine, 
1st Place

2010 - NPPA (National Press Photographer's Association) Best of Photojournalism, 1st Place, Portrait Series Award 

2010 - PDN (Photo District News) Magazine/Editorial Award 

2006 - Days Japan Press Photo contest/ Reader's Award 

2005 - OPC (Overseas Press Club of America) Borovik Award 

2002 - INTERFOTO Press Photo 2nd prize 

Solo and group exhibitions: 

Andrei Sakharov' Center in Moscow – 2008, 2009, 2014 

Moscow State Museum of GULAG – 2014 

Magas, Ingushetiya Republic, Memorial to the Victims of Political Repressions - 2014 

PDNB photogallery of Dallas, USA - 2012 

The Russian Museum of Contemporary History - 2011 

The Art Pavilion in Zagreb by Croatian Photographic Union - 2011 

The Museum of Resistance, Deportation, War, Rights and Freedom of Turin, Italy - 2008 

Dmitri Beliakov has contributed to a few books, including 

2012 - “ON THE FRONT LINE, The Collected Journalism of Marie Colvin”, by Harper Press. 

2010 - “TERROR IN CHECHNYA, Russia and The Tragedy of Civilians in War”, by Emma Gilligan 

2007 - updated edition of “CRIMES OF WAR What the Public Should Know”, by Roy Gutman 

In 2011 Beliakov himself has released a photobook “SPETSNAZ”, fine collection of artistic black-white film portraits of the veterans of Soviet and Russian special forces & anti-terror units. 

February 2006, CBS News and SHOWTIME INDEPENDENT FILMS profiled Dmitri Beliakov and his photography in Emmy-winning documentary drama about Beslan school massacre "THREE DAYS IN SEPTEMBER", narrated by the actress Julia Roberts and introduced on TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL in New York