Misha Friedman

Misha Friedman is an award-winning documentary photographer whose photographs have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the New Yorker, among other publications. The author of Lyudmila and Natasha: Russian Lives and Two Women in Their Time: The Belarus Free Theatre and the Art of Resistance (both published by The New Press), he lives in New York City.

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News and Reviews

The Calvert Journal

Read an interview with photographer Misha Friedman and the Belarus Free Theatre’s Svetlana Sugako


"Friedman’s book—which contains portraits taken from 2012 to 2014—is a meditation on the lives of these two women as they live, love, break up, and get back together."

The New Republic

In its review, The New Republic says Lyudmila and Natasha "will resonate for some and will hopefully help pave the way to tolerance for others."

Books by Misha Friedman

Lyudmila and Natasha
Russian Lives

Misha Friedman

Two Women in Their Time
The Belarus Free Theatre and the Art of Resistance

Misha Friedman, Masha Gessen