Konstantin Salomatin

Born in 1978. Graduated from the Biological department of the Ural State University. Started a career of photojournalist in 2002 working for various local newspapers, in 2009 started to work as a freelancer with Russian Reporter magazine. Participated in educational program in visual storytelling in 2004, 2008,2009 (Objective Reality Foundation, Moscow)

Has been a member of Russian Moscow- based Agency.Photographer.ru from 2005-2011. Since 2011 is a member of Salt Images agency.

He has worked a a photojournalist for major Russian and international media, contributing to short news stories and long features. His employers include, among others, Le Monde, The Chicago Tribune, The Economist, NPR, NRC Handelsblad, Sports Net Magazine, Leica Fotografie International, China Daily, Ogonyok Magazine, The Russian Reporter Magazine, Prosport (Russian Edition), Geo Magazine (Russian Edition) and eurasianet.org.

He has work as videographer since 2013. His clients include, among others,  The Economist (GB), Capa Interprises (France).




Solo exhibition “Paris, Ural” was held in Metenkov House of Photography in Ekaterinburg, January 2006.


Series  “Silk road sideways” was shown  in group exhibition in St.Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and Krasnoyarsk as a part of project  “Young photography. Understanding” by “Photodepartment”, and in Yekaterinburg in Metenkov House of Photography in 2010.


Project “Soviet era factory” was shown as a part of group exhibition “Industrial dreams”, Metenkov House of photography, Yekaterinburg, 2010.


Project “Soviet era factory” was shown as a part of group exhibition “Backlight. Territories of Desire.  Contemporary photography from Russia.” Tampere Art Museum, Finland, 2011.



Shortlisted – top ten – in Leica Oscar Barnack  award, 2012


Shortlisted in The Lumix festival for young photojournalism, 2012.


Solo exhibition “Russia offline” , Gorky park, Moscow, June 2012


Take part in multimedia exhibition “Stories.  Best of the World Multimedia Journalism”, Moscow, Red October 2013

The documentarie "Shies.Under the siege" got Redkollegia award, June 2019.   https://redkollegia.org/archives/text/shies-osada-kak-sever-boretsya-s-moskovskim-musorom





Konstantin Salomatin

Skype – salomatyn

Phone - +79096256082

Email – salomatin.photo@gmail.com


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