My name is Alexey Nikolaev. I was born in 1974 in Poltava, Ukraine. In 1980, together with my parents, I migrated to the city Kogalym, Western Siberia, Russia. There I spent my childhood. Graduated from Tyumen State University with a degree in law. In 1999, me and my wife move to Moscow. Since 2003, began working with photo agencies Photo ITAR-TASS and GeoPhoto images. In 2009 graduated from school of photojournalism of Sergei Maximishin.
Publications: ZEIT Geschichte, ZEIT Campus, GEO, Spark, Russian photo, and others.