Valeri Nistratov was born in Moscow in 1973.
He became interested in photography during his childhood.
Valeri Nistratov began his photographer's career in 1990 at the age of 17.
From 1991 to 1993 he worked as a news photographer covering the dramatic events of the fall of USSR for international media.
In early 1994 he reconsidered his photography career and chose the path of art-documentary photography.
When working on his personal projects, Valeri Nistratov travels much between Russia and Asia.
The space and borders between Russia and Asia is his the main photographic research.
The main themes of Valeri Nistratov’s photographic research is: local identity, mentality and consciousness of post-soviet and modern russian people, social environment, overpopulation and man-altered landscape.
Valeri’s photographs have been exhibited in Russia, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland,
USA, Mexico, South Africa, Japan, China and other countries.
Valeri Nistratov has been teaching documentary photography course
in the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia.
His works is represented in public and private collections in Russia and abroad.