My name is Alexey Smirnov. I am freelance documentary photographer and director. I've been taking photos for over a decade now and over the years have worked with Russian media such as Snob magazine, Profile magazine, rbth.ru. In 2015 I've graduated from Marina Razbezhkina's & Mikhail Ugarov's Documentary Film-making School. Creatively my main focus lies in Russia and CIS.