Roman Yarovitcin   GALLERY  

Photo by Michael Solunin


  • Point of view. 1987
  • The weapon of humor. 1989
  • Young photographers of Leningrad and Litva. 1990
  • Biennale of Nizhny Novgorod photo. 1999
  • Bath in Volga for natives. 2003
  • It's time to live in Capital. 2004
  • Obraz.jpg 2005
  • Photolaugh. 2007
  • Nizhny Novgorod photography anthology. 2008
  • In the Poisk. Yury Shpagin memoire. 2008
  • Unofficial faces. 2009
  • Forgotten negatives. 2010
  • Century of Russian photography. France, 2010
  • Kommersant. Cover images. 2011

Roman Yarovitcin

Born in 1967 at a closed City of Arzamas-16 (now Sarov).  Just after finishing of secondary school begin to work at VNIIEF (now – Russian Federal Nuclear Centre) as a photolaboratory assistant. At the same time studied at Leningrad Motion Picture engineers Institute  at the ‘Cinema equipment’ department. After finishing Institute started photojournalist carreer as a stuff photographer in the first local newspaper, authorized for free publishing at closed City. In 1995 Roman became  ITAR-TASS photo agency stringer, and in 1997 moved toNizhny Novgorod. Worked as a stuff photographer in ‘Nizhny Novgorod worker’ and ‘Kommersant’ newspapers.  A member of Russian Journalist trade union.

In 2005 Russian State Museum of Photography in Nizhny Novgorod made Yarovitcin’s personal exhibition  ‘Obraz.jpg’. In 2007 Yarovitcin entered to pool of ‘Iskra’ National award  winners in press. Next important exhibition ‘Unofficial faces’ was made in collaboration with Nikolay Tsyganov – the second stuff photographer at local ‘Kommersant’ photoservice. Personal exhibition  ‘Forgotten negatives’ was made in 2010 including photographs of daily life at Nizhny Novgorod City during economic reform period of early 90th. Roman took part in ‘Reflection’ photoalbum creating.  Two own photoalbums ‘At the edge of centuries’ and ‘The City That Does Not Exist’ published at Web-service The first of them awarded of Nizhny Novgorod City Prize.

Yarovitcin’s images were published in different Russian and foreign newspapers and magazines. His photos appeared at online editions of ‘Photo ITAR-TASS’, AFP, ‘PhotoXpress’ and ‘PhotoBank’ photo agencies. From Federal Russian newspapers most important publishing were at ‘Comsomol Truth’, ‘Izvestia’, ‘AiF’ and many another. Roman made reports for magazines ‘Ogonyok’, ‘Vlast’, “Money’ and “Auto-Review’.