Nikolay Bakharev was born in 1946 in Mikhailovka village, Siberia (Russia). After his parents death in 1950, we grew up in an orphanage. Since 1965, he was an operator at a Kuznetsk integrated iron and steel works. In 1970, he started to work as a photographer for a service center in Novokuznetsk (Kemerovo Region) and in 1975, he started working for Novokuznetsk Art foundation. Since 1991, Nikolay is a member of Photographer’s Union of Russia. He participated in a number of exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His works are held in numerous private and museum collections.

Bakharev currently lives and works in Moscow and Novokuznetsk.

(All images @ Nikolay Bakharev)