Misha Friedman

Misha Friedman is an award-winning documentary photographer who has worked for various NGOs, including Médecins Sans Frontières, in Uganda, Nigeria, India, and Darfur. His photographs have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the New Yorker, among other publications. His images of a gay couple in Saint Petersburg have been collected in Lyudmila and Natasha: Russian Lives (The New Press). He lives in New York City.

News and Reviews


"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