ANTON LYALIN (born in 1972)
Anton Lyalin was born in Sochi. In 1991 he graduated from the Leningrad Nautical School, and in 2001 received an economic education at Moscow State University. Since 1994 he has been living and working in Moscow. Since 2006, he has been professionally engaged in photography.
Anton Lyalin is known for his unique portraits of wild animals, which he shoots during his travels in Africa. Lyalin strives to shoot more animals separately than in flocks. Thus, his works are impressive with the ability to show the character and personality of the imprinted beast. In addition, among the features of the author's works, monochrome is distinguished. The photographs of animals in the African series are missing color, which is inherent in photographs of nature. According to Lyalin, these black and white photographs make it possible to better convey and emphasize their emotional content.
Since 2010, Anton Lyalin collaborates with galleries and presents his works at solo exhibitions. In 2010 he became a Hasselblad Masters finalist in the Wildlife category. The works of the author are included in the collection of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.
2016 Duncan Miller Gallery, Los-Angeles, USA
2015 A Vanishing Africa, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow
2012 A Portrait of Africa, The State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg
2010 A. Lyalin. A Portrait of Africa, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow