ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pavel Smertin was born in 1969 in Vyatka. After graduating from high school, he served in the Soviet Army for a year. He worked as a milling machine operator at a factory, as an assistant to a broker at the stock exchange, and as a photographer for the regional newspaper Vyatsky Krai. He studied photography with Alexander Lapin.
For a long time he worked as a photojournalist at the Kommersant Publishing House.
For two years he was a senior photojournalist of ITAR-TASS.
For several years he collaborated with the magazines "Russian Reporter", "Neskuchny Sad", "Autoreview", as well as with the magazine "Foma".
His personal exhibitions were held in Kirov, St. Petersburg, Moscow. Pavel Smertin's works have been exhibited at numerous exhibitions in Russia, China, France, Croatia, Italy, and the USA.
In 2012, photographs of Pavel Smertin participated in the Photo Biennale in Houston (USA).