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List of notable or famous photographers from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in Russia and even some popular photographers who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian photographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These photographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known photographer from Russia is included when available.

This list has a variety of people, like Maya Deren and Roman Vishniac, in it.

This historic photographers from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian photographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous photographers from Russia?" These prominent photographers of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian photographers.

Use this list of renowned Russian photographers to discover some new photographers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (18 items)
Alexander Rodchenko is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Photographers from Russia
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Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. He was one of the founders of constructivism and Russian design; he was married to the artist Varvara Stepanova. Rodchenko was one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1891-1956)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Artist, Photographer

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#17 on The Best Portrait Photographers

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Alexandre Michon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Photographers from Russia
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Alexander Mishon was a Russian photographer and cinematographer. Born to a French family in Kharkiv, he started his career as a photographer and owned a photo studio in his hometown. He later settled in Baku and lived there for 25 years. Here, in 1898, he shot his first films using a Lumiere ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1858-1921)

Birthplace: Kharkiv, Soviet Union

Profession: Cinematographer, Newspaper editor, Film Director, Photographer

Credits: Farewell Ceremony for His Majesty Emir of Bukhara on "Velikiy Kniaz Alexei" Steamboat, Balaxanı-Sabunçu polis idarəsi süvari qorodovoyların at oynatmaları, Şəhər bağında xalq gəzintisi, Qafqaz və Merkuri cəmiyyətinin paroxodunun limandan yola düşməsi The Folk Dance of Caucasus, + more

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Alexey Viktorovich Titarenko is a Russian photographer and artist. ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Artist, Photographer

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Daria Strokous is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Photographers from Russia
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Daria Strokous is a Russian model, film actress, and photographer. Strokous was born in Moscow, Russia to Vladimir and Olga Strokous. Soon after she was born, she and her family moved to Benin, Africa where she lived and studied until the age of five. ...more

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Age: 25

Birthplace: Russia, Moscow

Profession: Model, Actor, Photographer

Credits: Contagion

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Ekaterina Kruchkova is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Photographers from Russia
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Age: 44

Birthplace: Russia

Profession: Journalist, Photographer

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El Lissitzky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Photographers from Russia
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Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, better known as El Lissitzky, was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, typographer, polemicist and architect. He was an important figure of the Russian Avant Garde, helping develop suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich, and designing numerous exhibition ...more

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Age: Died at 51 (1890-1941)

Birthplace: Pochinok, Smolensk Oblast, Russia

Profession: Graphic Designer, Architect, Artist, Photographer

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Evgeny Chernikin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Photographers from Russia
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Evgeny Mikhailovich Chernikin was a Soviet/Russian zoologist and ecologist, known for his works in Barguzin Sable's ecology. ...more

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Age: 87

Birthplace: Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine

Profession: Photographer

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Grigori Galitsin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Photographers from Russia
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Grigori Galitsin


Grigori Aleksandrovich Galitsin is a Russian erotic photographer and porn director. ...more

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Age: 58

Profession: Photographer

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