Lev Melikhov is a member of the Russian Academy of Photography, the Moscow Union of Artists, and the Russian Creative Union of Artists.
His works are exhibited in major Russian and international museums. Every year he holds about 15 solo exhibitions, both in Russia and abroad.
Lev has been awarded the Order For Service to the Fatherland (of Saint Dmitry Donskoy and Saint Sergius of Radonezh) III class by the Eternal Glory to the Heroes National Charitable Foundation, the National Committee of the Russian Imperial Orders’ Knights, and the Parade Defense Foundation.
Mr Melikhov is the winner of the Golden Eye of Russia reward and the grand prize for High Professionalism and Contribution to Russian and International Photojournalism for the Benefit of Russia awarded by the Russian Guild of Journalists and the International Guild of Professional Photographers of Russia.
Lev Melikhov was born on April 11, 1951.
He started taking photographs on April 11, 1959.
His works have been published in major Soviet and Russian magazines and newspapers since 1963.
From 1971 to 1983 he worked at an architecture and design institute in Moscow as a designer.
Lev Melikhov has participated in publication of more than 200 art books and catalogues in Russia, France, Belgium, Italy, England, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, China, the United States, and New Zealand.
During his long artistic career, the photographer has created a great number of portraits of famous people, including Boris Yeltsin and his wife, Heydar Aliyev, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Bulat Okudzhava, and Nikita Mikhalkov. The talent of the master has preserved these people for history, which most of them have already become.