Misha Friedman was born in Moldova in 1977, and graduated with degrees from Binghamton University and London School of Economics, where he studied economics and international relations. He worked in finance and later in humanitarian medical aid while teaching himself photography. Misha's analytical approach to storytelling involves trying to look beyond the facts, searching for causes, and asking complex and difficult questions. Sometimes he succeeds. 

Misha regularly collaborates with leading international media and non-profit organizations. His widely-exhibited work has received numerous industry awards, including multiple grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Misha lives in New York City.


Op-Eds, Reviews and Interviews:

Never Remember - The New Yorker 3/2018

Babushkas for Putin - New York Times 3/2018

Ukraine's Lofty Ambitions, Fallen to Earth - New York Times 1/2018

Women in Ukraine Walk a New Beat - New York Times 12/2015

Love in the Time of Putin – New Republic 3/2015

Lyudmila & Natasha – Roads & Kingdoms 2/2015

To be a Russian – New York Times 7/2014

An X-Ray of Russian Corruption – New York Times 8/2012

Saving Lives or Photographing Them? – New York Times 2/2012

reFramed, LA Times 2012

Postcards from Donetsk – New Yorker 6/2011


Text+Images (journalism):

Homebound - NPR 11/2015

Long, Hard Road - NPR 4/2016 


Art Direction:

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