Andrey Golovanov, a press photographer, has been living in Moscow since his birth. He has risen through the ranks, starting as a deliveryman and ending up as a photographer. He is a recognized artist working in various genres from sports photography and reports to still-lives and advertisements.
His photos have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, e.g. Sovetsky Sport (Soviet Sport), Sport Express, Moscow News, Kommersant, Sovetsky Soyuz (Soviet Union), Litsa (Faces), Ogonyok (Spark), Sport in the USSR, Tennis+, Russky Reporter (Russian Reporter), TV Park, etc.
Mr Golovanov has worked at numerous world and Europe championships, however, coverage of the Olympics is his glory. Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games were his 9th Games. He has also covered two Paralympic and two Youth Olympic Games.
Andrey Golovanov is the winner of photo contests in Russia, Belgium, Germany, and France. The International Guild of Professional Photographers has presented him with the Golden Eye of Russia award.
Sergey Kivrin and Andrey Golovanov have created the following photo albums: Lillehammer 94, Atlanta 96, Salt Lake City 2002, Triumph (Davis Cup 2000), The Big Heart of Hockey (2008), The Olympic Age of Russia (2011), and Baku – The Pulse of the City commissioned by the Office of Azerbaijan President.Mr Golovanov participated in a number of photo exhibitions, including Sydney 2000 at the Central House of Artists, Triumph (Davies Cup 2000) at the Moscow House of Photography, and Heroes of Athens 2004 at the photo centre of the Union of Journalists and at the Atrium Shopping Centre. In April 2006, the Olympic Stories exhibition took place at the Petrovsky Passage Shopping Centre. It was dedicated to the Turin Olympics and was held as a part of the 6th Moscow Photo Biennial. In 2008, the Games 2008 – Taste of Our Victories exhibition took place at the Moscow Manege. Dedicated to the highlights of 29th Olympic Games in Beijing, it comprised about 200 works by Andrey Golovanov and Sergey Kivrin as well as Reuters’ leading photographers. In 2009, the For Russia! exhibition was held at the Moscow Manege. This retrospective show was dedicated to the Russian football team and the Russian stage of the VW Junior Masters Tournament. In 2010, the best works made during the Vancouver Winter Olympics were exhibited at the State Department Store in Moscow.