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Born in 1964.

Sergey Maximishin grew up in Kerch, in Crimea. In 1982, he entered the Faculty of Physics & Mechanics of the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, Department of Experimental Nuclear Physics. In 1985–1987, he served in the Soviet Army as a photographer of the Soviet military experts group (Cuba). After graduation, he worked at the Laboratory of Scientific & Technical Expertise of the State Hermitage. In 1996, he was matriculated to the Press-photographers Department of the Saint Petersburg Union of Journalists. In 1999, he began to work for the newspaper “Izvestia”, in the same year Maximishin became a full-time employee of “Izvestia”.

Since 2003, Sergey Maximishin has been working with the German agency “Focus”.
 

Sergey Maximishin, 38th parallel, North Korea, 2005
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Sergey Maximishin, Afghanistan, 2001
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Sergey Maximishin, Afghanistan, 2001
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Sergey Maximishin, Brick factory, Irak, 2002
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Sergey Maximishin, Goldfish seller at the market, Irak, 2002
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Sergey Maximishin, North Korea, 2003
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Sergey Maximishin, Irak, 2002
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Sergey Maximishin, Irak, 2002
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Sergey Maximishin, Afghanistan, 2001
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Sergey Maximishin, Yamal Nenets region, 2004
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Sergey Maximishin, Lime factory, India, 2010
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Sergey Maximishin, Harvest time, India, 2007
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Sergey Maximishin, Butchery, India, 2007
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