Sergey Ponomarev is a freelance photographer. Born in Moscow, December 1980. Before becoming a freelancer and frequent contributor for NYT in 2012, Sergey worked for the Associated Press starting in 2003.
Sergey is best known for his photojournalism works depicting Russian daily life and culture as well as news images from wars and conflicts in Middle East including Syria, Gaza, Lebanon, Egypt and Libya. He has won many international and domestic photography awards.
Most recently, he was part of winning team of Pulitzer prize in Photography breaking news category, won first place prize, in the General News category at World Press Photo contest for European Refugee crisis, was finalist at the Pulitzer prize in 2015, the third place prize, in the war category, at the 2014 Picture of the Year contest, received the first place prize for an editorial photo essay at the International Photography Awards, received an honorable mention in the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, was shortlisted for the Terry O’Neil Photography awards and earned an award of excellence from the Society of Publishers in Asia for his moving coverage of Typhoon Haiyan.
Sergey Ponomarev journeyed along the Trans-Siberian to make a series of photos and videos on an iPhone.