Alexander Gronsky was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1980 and began working as a press photographer in 1998. He joined the Photographer.ru agency in 2003, the same year that he was selected as a finalist of the Joop Swart Masterclass in the Netherlands. Since then he has won numerous awards including the 2011 Prix Levallois-Epson, the 2012 Foam Paul Huf Award, the 2010 Silver Camera Grand Prix, Moscow, the 2009 Critical Mass Top 50, the 2009 Aperture Portfolio Prize, and the 2009 Linhof Young Photographer Award. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions in Moscow, Paris, New York, Amsterdam, Bogota, and Levallois, France, as well as in group exhibitions.
Gronsky’s work is very much in the contemporary large format landscape style and perhaps at first glance seems a little dated and not that original. Near desolate landscapes, where people, if depicted at