born in 1981 in Novocheboksarsk (Russia), lives in Cheboksary (Russia)
Ivan Mikhailov graduated from the Chuvash Pedagogical State University with a teaching degree in fine arts and drawing.
He won the first prize in the Republican photo competition, Prove Yourself and the first prize in the Young photographers of Russia 2006 competition.
He has taken part in several projects, such as Russian Art Week, International Festival Fashion and Style in Photography in Moscow, Time within us (Istanbul, Moscow, Thessaloniki), International Festival Photobiennale (Moscow), Young photography. Understanding (St. Petersburg), International Festival Rencontres d’Arles 2010 (France), where he showed the Playground and Megapolis exhibitions in gallery Chateau dEau (Toulouse, France).His photos are in collections of the Moscow House of Photography, Nizhny Novgorod Museum of Photography History and in the National Museum of Chuvashia.