Simakov Kirill – Russian photographer. Born on August 15, 1984 in Moscow.

In 2006 he graduated from the University, Faculty of Indo-European languages. Taking a great interest in photography, Kirill  was organizing and conducting photo sessions of world celebrities and outstanding figures of art and politics, curated exhibitions and belonged to the editorial group on creating books, catalogs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Milan, Vicenza, New York, etc.

In 2012 he received a certificate of completion of the course “Marketing for photographers” and in 2018 completes “Portrait Photography” course  at the New York Institute of Photography. 

In 2013, Kirill founded his own Collection of author’s photos for interior decoration of homes and office space.

In 2016 he opened a working studio in Moscow.

In 2017 – 2018 there were Kirill’s  solo exhibitions:

– “Borislav Strulev and Friends”,  Belgorod (30 portraits);

– “New York or Nowhere”, Moscow (40 photos);

– “Outstanding People. Portraits on Skateboard decks “, Moscow (15 works).

– “People, Cities” was held in the gallery “Moscow”, with the support of WESTWING and the Nastenka Charity Fund (12 works).

2018 – Exhibition booth during the ArtFair in Tampa, Florida

2018 – 2019 Official Ambassador of Leica Camera in Russia.

2019 – Personal Exhibition Booth at Red Dot during the Art Basel Miami

2020 –MIFA2020 Bronze Prize for “Architecture” photos.


2021 MAY – Personal exhibition “PEOPLE. CITIES” in the halls of the Museum and Exhibition Complex of the Russian Academy of Arts

2021 AUG/SEPT  – Personal exibition “MOSCOW” at the Gallery of Gorky Park’s Museum

2021 SEPT/NOV – Exhibition stand at stART VENICE during the Venice Biennale

Kirill photographed many personalities – Vasiliy Lanovoi, Dmitry Medvedev, Stephen Seagal, Michail Gorbachev, Boris Efimov, Paul Walker, Vladimir Etush, Al Pacino, Vladimir Putin, Alexey Nemov, Yuriy Solomin, Vyacheslav Fetisov , Woody Allen, Elie Wiesel, Maya Plisetskaya, Romero Britto, Irina Apeksimova, Zurab Tsereteli, Ralph Fiennes, Michail Gorevoy, Mark Kostabi, Alexey Batalov, Lang Lang, Deni Devito, Karen Shahnazarova, Megan Fox, Rymas Tuminus, Viktor Dobronravov, Mark Zakharov, Yuriy Medvedev, Vladimir Naumov and many others.

Photo works of Kirill often decorates the covers of famous publications, printed in newspapers and magazines.