The Nature of Imitation, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY
Fields of Inquiry, The Leo Model Gallery at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA


Fields of Inquiry, curated by Natalie Matutschovsky, Alice Austen House Museum. Staten Island, NY


Capture Fields, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA


Tableaux, South Gallery, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA


Tableaux, Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA


Lebende Bilder (I), Gordon Galleries, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA


Photography After Dante, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, NY 


Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, NY


Photographs from Russia and America, Seize sur Vingt, New York, NY




AIPAD, Rick Wester Fine Art,New York, NY
Spring/Break Art Show, curated by Yulia Topchiy, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York, NY


Fauna, curated by William Wegman, Smith Anderson North Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
Empire Pictures of the Hudson in public art exhibition, curated by Sam Barzilay, Photoville Fence, Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Brooklyn, NY


Spring exhibition, curated by Dina Deitsch, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
Secret Behavior, PS1, The New York Art Book Fair, New York, NY
The First Fifteen: Hiram and Sarah Moody Collection, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY


An Ode to Paper/Unpublished, Corridor and Stairs, Milan, Italy
Variable Control, Third Party Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Unpublished Issue #04. Curated by Andrea Mineo, Le Dicateur Gallery, Milan, Italy


Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker, curated by Elisabeth Biondi, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Beyond Words: Photography from the New Yorker, curated by Elisabeth Biondi, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY
Pictures Are Words-Not-Known, curated by Sean Justice, LiShui Museum of Photography, LiShui, China
Once Out of Nature, curated by Patrick Meagher, Silvershed, New York, NY


Visioni, curated by Demetria Verduci, Macina di San Cresci, Greve in Chianti, Italy
Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Winter Lounge, curated by Emma Balazs, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


Uzbekistan: Five Years After Andijan, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
inMotion Annual Photography Auction and Benefit, New York, NY
International Photography Competition, curated by Leslie Martin, Gallery 1401, Philadelphia, PA


New Directions ʼ09, curated by Joan Young, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Summer Group Show MO, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


inMotion Annual Photography Auction and Benefit, New York, NY
Swing Space Open Studio, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
From Accordion Pleats/Recent Color, Off Grounds Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Photographs, Three-Person Exhibition, with Adam Schreiber and Dave Woody, curated by William Wylie


Silent Witness Revisited, Ross School, East Hampton, NY
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Columbia University School of the Arts, Christies, New York, NY
Dead Serious, curated by Yola Monakhov, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


Sasha Wolf Photographs @ Gitterman Gallery, Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY


Panoply, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Complicated Interpretations, curated by Yuliya Lanina, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY


Art Forum Moscow, Maliy Manezhniy Zal, Moscow, Russia


Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan Oil Odyssey, curated by Thomas Goltz, The Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia




Committee on Faculty Compensation and Development Grant for “Post Photography,” Smith College

2011 - 2014

Committee on Faculty Compensation and Development Grant for “The Nature of Imitation,” Smith College


Publication Grant, Smith College


The Photo Review, 2012


Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY. Meredith S. Moody Award


Macina di San Cresci, Greve in Chianti, Italy. Fellowship award for “Ció ch’io vidi: un pellegrinaggio con Dante”
The Photo Review, Second Prize


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space Studio Residency
Smack Mellon Art Ready Mentorship


Ninah and Michael Lynne Fellowship in Visual Arts
Columbia University School of Arts Merit Fellowship
Fulbright Award, Finalist


American Illustration – American Photography 21


Eddie Adams Workshop, Time Magazine Prize




Forthcoming monograph The Nature of Imitation to be published by Schilt Publishing in 2015.

Biondi, Elisabeth, “Portfolio,” Photograph, May/June 2015.


Avedon, Elizabeth, “Yola Monakhov Stockton: Fields of Inquiry Opens at Alice Austen House Museum,” September 16, 2014.

Bjørge, Kristine, “The Fence: Yola Monakhov Stockton,” World Photography Organization, November 25, 2014.

Monakhov, Yola, and Clarkson, Stacey, ed. “Postmarked,” Portfolio, Harpers Magazine, June, 2014.

Roberts, Sam, “The Hudson River Runs Through Them,” The New York Times, July 17, 2014.

Wege Durch Das Land: Literatur & Musikfest in Osterwestfalen--Lippe, 2014.


 Crunden, Evelyn, “Hopping over to Holyoke: Students Find Classes That Take Them Beyond Blackboards,”

The Sophian, February 14, 2013.

Freiburg, Ariel, Artsake, MA Cultural Council, 2013.

Gallagher, James, ed. Secret Behavior: Issue 01: Anonymity. 2013.

Kambouris, Jonathon and Monakhov, Yola, “Rebel Yell,”Marie Claire, June, 2013.

Mikolajewski, Jaroslaw, Froth: Poems. Philadelphia: Calypso Editions, 2013.

Monakhov, Yola, with Advanced Photography students, Smith College, Pulp Valley, 2013.

Parker, Allison, “Photography After Dante By Yola Monakhov,” Gessato, January 15, 2013.

Schuman, Aaron, “The Art of Authenticity: Yola Monakhov’s Tableaux,” Time Magazine, Lightbox, August 22, 2013.

Shishkin, Philip, Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.

The First 15: Photography from the Meredith S. Moody Residency at Yaddo. The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. 2013.

Wege Durch Das Land: Literatur & Musikfest in Osterwestfalen--Lippe, 2013.

Wolf, Dominik, “Yola Monakhov: Beobachtungen einer Heimkehrerin,” I-REF Magazine for Contemporary Culture, January 17, 2013.


Adams, Alyssa, “Fostering the Next Generation: The Eddie Adams Workshop at 25 Years,” Time Magazine, October 3, 2012.

Fearon, Kate, City of Soldiers: A Year of Life, Death, and Survival in Afghanistan. Oxford: Signal Books Limited, 2012.

“How We See Color,”, August, 2012.

Mineo, Andrea, ed. Unpublished, Issue No. 4, November, 2012.

Monakhov, Yola, “Northampton, MA, Etats-Unis, le 21 août. Carte Blanche à Yola Monakhov,”M le Magazine du Monde, September 1, 2012.

Monakhov, Yola, with Photo 2 students, Smith College, Photo Flo, 2012.

Phillips, Cara, ed. Women In Photography, July, 2012.

“The Rules of Life in Russia,” Esquire, Russian edition, April 17, 2012.

Turner, Jeffrey, “Meaningful Exposure: Photographer Yola Monakhov,” Barely South Review, January, 2012.

Wang, Lina, “Yola Monakhov: Nature on Stage,” Vision Magazine, Chinese Edition. September, 2012.


 Hughes, Holly “Survival Training for Conflict Zones,” Photo District News, August, 2011.

Kingman, Kelly, Going Pro, Digital Photography School, Darren Rowse. 2011.

“LiShui Museum of Photography Catalog,” 2011.


Matutschovsky, Natalie, “Yola Monakhovʼs Empire State,” Time Magazine, Lightbox, July 8, 2011.

Wender, Jessie, “Goings On About Town Photographers Look Back,” The New Yorker, December 23, 2011.

Woodside, Martin, ed. Of Gentle Wolves: An Anthology of Romanian Poetry. Philadelphia: Calypso Editions, 2011.


“A Divine Eye,” Tribeca Citizen,” January 20, 2010.

Aletti, Vince, “Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker, February 1, 2010.

Chang, Rona, “A Conversation with Yola Monakhov,” Nymphoto, January 14, 2010.

“Galleries”, New York Magazine, February 1, 2010.

Goings On About Town 2011 Calendar, The New Yorker, 2010.


Colberg, Joerg, “Yola Monakhov,” Conscientious, August 5, 2009.

Goings On About Town 2010 Calendar, The New Yorker, 2009.

Goltz, Thomas, Georgia Diary: A Chronicle of War and Political Chaos in the Post-Soviet Caucasus. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2009.


“Arts + Selects,” New York Sun, Weekend Edition May 2–4, 2008.

Calcott, Nicholas, “Yola Monakhov,” On Shadow, June 3, 2008.

Hulin, Rachel, “Shoot! Interview: Yola Monakhov,” Photoshelter, May 16, 2008.

Savodnik, Peter, “Facing Up to It: Yola Monakhovʼs Portraits Tell the Story of a Changing Russian Landscape,” Women’s Wear Daily, March 24, 2008.

“Yola Monakhov expose sa russie à New York,” Photo, French Edition, June, 2008.


Bors, Chris, “The Unspoken Gorilla: MFAʼs and the Art Market,” Artinfo, October 18, 2007.

Kingman, Kelly, “The love life of Sasha Wolf,” Downtown Express, Sept. 28 – Oct. 04, 2007.


“Observed: Yola Monakhov,” The Observer, Winter, 2006.

“The Empire Strikes Back,” The Record,” December 4, 2006.


Chivers, C. J., and Monakhov, Yola, “Three U.S. Senators Seek Inquiry Into Killings in Uzbekistan,” The New York Times, May 30, 2005.

“China Backs Uzbek, Splitting With U.S. on Crackdown,” The New York Times, May 25, 2005.

“Survivors and Toe Tags Offer Clues to Uzbeks’ Uprising,” The New York Times, May 23, 2005.

“Tales of Uzbek Violence Suggest Larger Tragedy,” The New York Times, May 19, 2005.

“Under Pressure, Uzbek President Raises Death Toll From Clashes,” The New York Times, May 18, 2005.

Chivers, C. J., Wilensky-Lanford, Ethan, and Monakhov, Yola, “Uzbeks Say Troops Shot Recklessly at Civilians,” The New York Times, May 17, 2005.

“Uzbekistan Shaken by Unrest, Violence and Uncertainty,” The New York Times, May 16, 2005.

Monakhov, Yola “Moscow Outskirts, Belyaevo,” Readings/Photography, Harpers Magazine, March, 2005.


Monakhov, Yola, “Beaten Abused, Chained: This Is One Woman’s Liberation,” The Observer, October 5, 2003.

Monakhov, Yola, “First Person: The Mistakes,” Columbia Journalism Review, January– February, 2003.


Henican, Ellis, “Time Now To Disarm A Soldier,” Newsday, May, 2002.

Monakhov, Yola, “We’ll Have a Party to Burn Our Burqas,” Sunday Mirror, April 7, 2002.


Dakli, Astrit, with photographs by Yola Monakhov, Mosca e San Petroburgo, Airplane, 2001.


Hockstader, Lee, “More Israelis Questioning Use of Force; Army’s Shooting of

American Photojournalist Adds to Concern Among Public Media,” The Washington Post, December 13, 2000.



2005 - 2012

The New Yorker. New York, NY. Photographer for “Goings On About Town” section of magazine. Completed work on over eighty shoots for magazine, including overseas assignments.


SVA Theater. New York, NY. “I Feel Your Pain:” Photographer for Performa commission by Liz Magic Laser.

2010 - 2011

Pace University. New York, NY. Photography Darkroom Coordinator. Responsible for maintaining facilities, equipment, and inventory, managing student aides, and coordinating with full-time faculty.


Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Pogues-les-Eaux, France. Photographer for ("Nothing, Nothing!") ("Rien, Rien!"), Kerstin Brätsch and DAS INSTITUT.

The Acrylics. Wassaic, New York. Director of photography for two music videos.

2003 - 2005

The New York Times, based in Moscow, Russia and New York, NY. Photographer covering former Soviet countries, including Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Uzbekistan.

2000 - 2005

Panos Pictures. London, England. Agency photographer working on assignment for publications including The Guardian, The New Yorker, Der Spiegel, Stern, and The Washington Post in Afghanistan,Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan,

Palestinian Territories, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.

1999 - 2000

New York Daily News. New York, NY. Photographer covering city news and culture.

1998 -1999

Time Out New York. New York, NY. Photographer covering culture, style, and fashion.




MFA, Visual Arts/Photography, Columbia University, School of the Arts

MA, Italian, Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

1996 - 1998
Fellow of the Faculty in the Department of Italian, Columbia University

BA with distinction, Comparative Literature and Italian, University of Wisconsin –Madison

1993 - 1994
Bologna Cooperative Studies Program, Universitá di Bologna, Bologna, Italy



 2011 - present

Smith College. Harnish Visiting Artist. Teach courses in all levels of photography and related media, along with cross-disciplinary foundations, capstone and digital media courses. Teach and advise independent-study and honors students; supervise darkroom and digital lab staff; and perform departmental committee service. Contribute to campus culture of art and photography by hosting speakers, curating exhibitions, and organizing events.

2013 - 2014

Columbia University, School of the Arts, Advanced Photography Intensive/NYC. Core Faculty. Teach Critical History of Photography, lead group critiques, and work with advanced students toward final exhibition.




2010 - 2014

International Center of Photography. Have taught half a dozen sections of advanced workshop classes to students pursuing all aspects of the medium.

2008 - 2011

Columbia University, School of the Arts. Taught multiple sections of Photo 1 and Photo 2.

2010 - 2011

Pace University. Taught Photojournalism and multiple sections of Photo 1.

2007 - 2010

Columbia University, School of Continuing Education. Taught multiple sections Photo 1.

2008 -2010

LaGuardia Community College. Taught History of Photography, Photojournalism and Documentary Practice (a writing-intensive class), Alternative Photography, and multiple sections of Beginning Photography, Color Photography, and Intermediate Photography.


Columbia University, School of Arts Summer Program for High School Students.

Taught Introductory Photo: Learning to See with a Camera.


Mercer County Community College. Taught Beginning Photography.

1997 - 1998

Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Taught multiple sections of Italian 1.




Lecture series moderated by Stacey D. Clarkson, Penumbra Foundation.,New York, NY.

ICP-Bard MFA/International Center for Photography, New York, NY


Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA


Creative Diaspora, Generation One and a Half, Entwine, New York, NY

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT


Columbia University, New York, NY


Annual Literary Festival, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Teen Academy, International Center for Photography, New York, NY

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY


New York University, New York, NY

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Pace University, New York, NY


Daniel Cooney Fine Art. New York, NY, Project 5 Artists Salon


Slide Fest, curated by Yulia Tikhonova, International Center of Photography, New York, NY 


East Side Community High School, New York, NY


Photographers Lecture Series, International Center for Photography, New York, NY