Maxim Babenko was born on October 17, 1988 in the North Caucasus, has covered current events and in-depth stories in Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Serbia, Thailand, Mexico, Namibia, Egypt, including the Euromaidan in Ukraine, Crimea crisis, war in Eastern Ukraine, earthquake in Nepal and many others.

In 2015 he was named to the shortlist of Magnum Photo's "30 under 30" list of emerging documentary photographers and nominated for UNICEF “Photo of the Year”. In 2016 was shortlisted to Il Reportage Photojournalism Award. In 2018 he was selected for The New York Times portfolio review and nominated for World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.

Published: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel, Liberation, The Guardian, Newsweek, WIRED and others.

represented in German-speaking countries:


laif Agentur für Photos & Reportagen, Cologne www.laif.de