Lev Poliakov was born in 1934 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Currently he lives in New York City and is a professor of photography at the New York Institute of Technology. He lectured on the subject of photography at Columbia, George Washington, Vanderbilt, Amherst and NYU universities.
 
In the 70's he worked with Jacques Cousteau and was part of the Middletown project with Peter Davis at PBS(Channel 13).

Lev Poliakov's photographs are part of private collections through out the world and have been auctioned at Sotheby's.


PUBLICATIONS:
1992
DIE RUSSEN: Carl Hanser verlag, Munich, Germany. Book of artist's photographs
1991
RUSSIA - A PORTRAIT: Farrar Straus Giroux, New York. Book of artist's photographs
1980
DIE VERLORENEN INSELN: Fotogalerie, Schwanenburg, Cologne, Germany. Catalogue
1980
RUSSIA FROM THE INSIDE: Kaiser, Robert. E.P. Dutton, New York. Photo Illustration
1977
APOLON'77:Book of contemporary Russian art. Photo Illustration
Since 1975 various publications in Time Magazine, Basen Blatt, The New York Times, Nurnberger Zeitung, Paris Match, Die Welt, L'Espresso, Heilbronner Stimme, Vouge, Letter International. The New York Times Magazine, Photo Technik International, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Foto Vedio, Osttauringer Zeitung
Book covers in Knopf, Random House, Doubleday, Macmillan,

EXHIBITS:
2000
HERBERT HOOVER PAVILION, Stanford University, CA
1992
STADTMUSEUM, Munich, Germany
1987
FOTOGALERIE, Schwanenburg, Cologne, Germany
1983
NIKON HOUSE, New York. "Faces of Russia"

MEDIA APPEARANCES/INTERVIEW:
1992
CBS, SUNDAY MORNING, Interview
1992
"Vom Stillstand Der Zeit", Article about artist / Interview. PAN, March, p. 70-73
1984
ABC, 20/20 Profile.
1981
NBC, LIVE AT FIVE. Interview with Sue Simmons.
1981
CBS, SUNDAY MORNING. Photo Portfolio.
1978
"Lev Poliakov: Bridges to My Homeland". Portfolio. Peterson's Photographic Magazine, September, p. 72-80