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Kirill Uyutnov was born and bred in Moscow. He graduated from The Geological Prospecting University, and is now engaged in the exploration of gold deposits. Photography, like Hiking, became a major interest during his school years, but specific landscape-shooting came to captivate him at a later stage – whilst doing field work. Subsequently, in order to better connect with nature and better feel nature around him, he went on a few long missions, which lasted for months. On those lengthy missions, he dedicated all his spare time to the contemplation of natural forms, leading him to embrace thoughtfulness and mindfulness in photographing the natural beauty of the surrounding world. Kirill Uyutnov took a wide range of pictures stretching from the Arctic to the equator; but he fell in love with the sublime nature of the Russian North. So, over the past five years, with a camera in his hands, he visited Yakutia, Kolyma, Chukotka, the Urals and Caucasus mountains, the Putorana plateau and lake Baikal, Kamchatka and the Kola Peninsula, Yamal, the Taimyr Peninsula and the Laptev Sea.

Kirill Uyutnov is a member of The Russian Union of Art Photographers and The Russian Geographical Society. He is photographer at the "Russian Photo Magazine", winner and finalist of photo contests by National Geographic Russia, The Best of Russia, The Golden Turtle, Humanity Photo Awards, Micromine, Russia Discovery, Trip2Rus, "Polar perspective", "My planet" and many more. His photographic works was published in Foto&Video, "Nation", "Yakutsk evening" and "North latitude" amongst others. He won the State Grant of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for a Project about nature in the Russian North, and was published in many languages in the Russian and Foreign media. He participated in many collective exhibitions in China, Belarus, Ukraine and many Russian cities. Kirill Uyutnov intimates with passion that it is ‘the beauty of pristine nature in the most remote corners of Russia that inspires him to go on achieving more success and gives him the strength to overcome the most difficult routes’.