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Artem Zhitenev: “While Taking Pictures of People, Pretend to Look Through Them.”

Moscow-based photo journalist Artem Zhitenev has been doing street photography as long as he remembers himself. He explains to the Bird in Flight there is no money in that genre, in what way a grey city is more attractive to him than the sunny Brazil and why he trolls security in market-places.


Artyom Zhitenev, age 46

Street photographer and photo journalist. Was born and lives in Moscow, works for ‘Russia Today’ news agency. Winner of Press-photo of Russia and Best Photographer contests. Jury member of the Street Photography contest, participant of London Street Photography Festival. Zhitenev’s photographs were included into ‘The Street Photography Now’ album and ‘The Best of Russia 2011’ photo book. His works have been published in National Geographic, Newsweek, Russian Reporter, Ogonyok and other publications.

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