Vladimir Seleznev (b. 1984) is a Moscow-based photographer and visual artist working with photography, video and installation.

At the beginning of his career, he received Best Photographer of Russia 2011 in the Fine art category. He collaborated with galleries and collectors from Ukraine, Turkey, and the Netherlands.

Later, due to Russia's changing political and social situation, he left work with decorative aesthetics in favor of long-term art projects.

After 7 years of shooting, in 2020, he published his first photobook "Oseyev". "Oseyev" is a pseudo-documentary research of the typical residential environment of a contemporary metropolis that visualizes the consumer demand of the "middle class" of Russian society. It examines the problems of personal isolation and social discomfort within new urban areas.

Vladimir Seleznev has a higher teacher education, is the author of educational programs for the study of contemporary photography and visual art, and co-founder and the head of the Moscow Fine Art School of Photography.

Recent magazine publications

Meduza (RUS)
"За десять лет население Москвы увеличилось на полтора миллиона человек. Фотограф Владимир Селезнёв снял окраины разросшейся столицы так, будто это город-призрак"
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The Calvert Journal
"New Moscow: capturing non-places in the suburbs of the Russian capital"
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Photographer (RUS)
Владимир Селезнёв: «В эпоху пост-правды спекулятивная документалистика только набирает обороты!»
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Неизвестный Человек (RUS)
«Фотограф Владимир Селезнёв: неудобный пейзаж, подмосковная Припять и эстетика обыденности»
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Selected awards

2021 - Self Publish Riga dummy contest. Shortlist

2019 - International Photography Grant. Documentary nominee

2018 - International Photography Grant. Experimental nominee

2015 - Silver Camera (by Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow). Nomination "Architecture". Prizewinner

Selected exhibitions

2021 - Ways of communication. Group. Pennlab Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2021 - Udar. Group. Borovsk Prison Castle, Borovsk, Russia

2021 - Self Publish Riga. Group. ISSP Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2018 - Photo Kyiv Fair. Group. Chicago Central House, Kiev, Ukraine

2017 - Contemporary landscape. Group. Nu Art Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

2015 - Silver Camera. Group. Central exhibition hall «Manege», Moscow, Russia

2014 - The Third Museum Photobiennale of Contemporary Photography. Group. The Russian Museum, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2014 - Silver Camera. Group. The Tsar Tower of Kazansky railway station, Moscow, Russia

2013 - Silver Camera. Group. The Tsar Tower of Kazansky railway station, Moscow, Russia

2011 - Best Photographer. Group. The Lumiere brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia

2007 - Apple History. Solo. Gallery XXI, Moscow, Russia

Public talks

2022 – Presentation of the book "Oseyev". Koreshki festival, Novosibirsk, Russia

2021 – Presentation of the book "Oseyev". Pennlab Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2021 - Presentation of the book "Oseyev". Fotobookmarket on Contemporary Art Center "Winzavod", Moscow, Russia

2018 – Presentation of the project SNR (in collaboration with K. Selezneva ) Photo Kyiv Fair, Chicago Central House, Kiev, Ukraine


2013/current - multiple courses in photography at Fine Art School, Moscow, Russia


2001/2006 – Moscow State Pedagogical University, Faculty of Philology, Russia