Viktor Lyagushkin & Seventeen Strobes

October 4, Moscow hosted the presentation of the sixth issue of Yevgeny Feldman’s slick magazine  Svoy, which was completely dedicated to Viktor Lyagushkin’s art. Photos and stories “from caves and seas” on the pages of the new issue, and even more remarkable stories by Viktor during the presentation captivated the audience.

Photos from the presentation by Tatyana Mordvinova.

Documentary “Until The Ice Melts” Nikon School

Nikon Ambassador Viktor Lyagushkin talks about the world’s first under ice photo exhibition “Until the Ice Melts”, which had been exhibited under the ice of the White Sea in February-April 2019. How the idea had been born, what difficulties had to be encountered in the process of its implementation, the author says.

Photography: Bogdana Vashchenko

Viktor Lyagushkin about new Fisheye Nikkor Lens for Nikon School

Nikon School posted a video in which Viktor Lyagushkin tells about the new AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15 / 3,5-4,5 E ED – those lens which made possible recent White Sea series and the project Until the ice melts.
Filming, script and direction – Bogdana Vashchenko.

The Best Interview In My Life – Viktor Lyagushkin


“This is the best interview in my life,” photographer Viktor Lyagushkin defined the work of Ivan Survillo, one of the brightest stars of modern Russian journalism.

All Russian-language Internet is delighted with these interviews – very long, but so interesting that it is impossible to break away. Ivan asks his interlocutors the most ordinary simple questions: “What do you read?”, “When did you last cry?” and so on, and we see how the personality of the respondents reveals, even through the hard and thick shells of celebrity masks.

According to Viktor, it’s impossible to say that Ivan Survillo somehow emotionally colors the conversation, but you feel very comfortable with him, and you really want to give a sincere answer.

And the interview is here.

White Sea Backstage in National Geographic Russia

Reportage in the National Geographic Russia for June 2019 tells what it takes to create new underwtaer shots in the Arctic conditions. A lot of photos from our trip to the White Sea in 2018. And warm words from the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Andrei Palamarchuk to Viktor Lyagushkin in the editor’s word to reader on the first page warm the heart. Thank you, Andrew, very nice!

One Dolphin, Two Dolphins… Feature story in NatGeo Georgia


My feature story for National Geographic Georgia, illustrated with Viktor Lyagushkin’s photography, about the Black Sea dolphins and dedicated scientists. During the work on the material I was deeply impressed with Professor Natia Kopaliani from Elias University in Tbilisi, who heads the program for studying and counting marine mammals of the Black Sea. There are only seven people in her group, but they manage with a huge amount of work: this includes counting dolphins and analysis of tissues of dead sea mammals for dangerous viruses and genetic analysis, assessing the diet of dolphins based on fish otoliths found in their stomachs, a lot of samples and so on. And finally, accurate and literate work with the obtained data, which then builds the most interesting scientific publications.
The work of the group made such an impression on me that I changed my original idea to ​​devote an article to Black Sea dwellers only, shifting the emphasis to the work of scientists.