Notes from Below, Garden Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Monuments of Our Time, Nichols School, Buffalo, NY

The Nature of Imitation, LightField Festival at The Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY
The Nature of Imitation and The Atlas of Aloha’Aina, Image of the Silk Road - Photography Biennale of Tianshui at Tianshui Changkong Factory, Tianshui, China

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



Circles and Squares, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY
Skyway Exhibition, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Alice Austen Museum Auction, Staten Island, NY
A New Beginning, curated by Scott Propeack, Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo, NY
Enduring Views: The Richardson Olmsted Campus, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Other Places Art Fair, curated by Britte Geijer/Garden Gallery, San Pedro, CA
PhotoCat, curated by Sacha de Boer, Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam
Backyard Biennial, curated by Patrice Helmar, Marble Hill Camera Club, Ridgewood, NY

Two-person exhibition with Cig Harvey, Schilt Publishing Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
Faculty Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, curated by Lisa Hostetler, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY
A Great Sum (In Parts), curated by Yulia Spiridonova and co-organized by the creators of A New Nothing, Ben Alper and Nat Ward, Osnova Gallery, Moscow
Lattice Work, curated by Rachel Stern, Rola Khayyat, Emily Kloppenburg and Alex Strada, Black and White Gallery/Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

PULSE, Rick Wester Fine Art, 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



Buffalo State Professional Development Award

SUNY Russia Programs Network Traveling Lecturer Award to Astrakhan’, Russia
Buffalo State Visual Arts Board for Visiting Artist Studio Workshop

Buffalo State Grant Allocation Committee Award for Dialogues in Art
Buffalo State Visual Arts Board for Visiting Artist Studio Workshop

Buffalo State Research Travel award for The Atlas of Aloha Āina
Nominated for The Prix Pictet
Image of the Silk Road Photography Biennale of Tianshui, China Travel Award for The Atlas of Aloha Āina

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



“American Photographer Sees Commonality Between Astrkhan and Hawaii, Bloknot, November 30, 2018 Kaiser, Laurie, In Place of Self Exhibit,” Buffalo State News, November 7, 2018
McBride, Kai and Monakhov Stockton, Yola, A New Nothing, November 21, 2015 - present
Warren, Lindley, The Ones We Love, Issue 3, July 2018.
“What Was Most Memorable,” Astrakhan 24 TV, November 26, 2018
‘Yucca’ by Garden Presented at Other Places art fair, Los Angeles,, March 2, 2018.

Hughes, Holly, Home of Pioneering Woman Photographer Named LGBTQ Historic Site,” PDN Pulse, June 21, 2017
Kaiser, Laurie, Exhibit Documenting Need for Sustainability Opening at Buffalo State,” Buffalo State News, November 29, 2017
Kaiser, Laurie, “Stockton Brings Storytelling Background to Photography Courses,” Buffalo State News, January 17, 2017
Lamunière, Michelle, “Looking for Contemporary Photography? Don’t Miss These Venues in New York!” Sepia Eye, January 2017
Monakhov Stockton, Yola, “Little Big Man,” Topic, September 6, 2017
Ollman, Leah, Art In America “Rematerializing Photography,” June 1, 2017

Biondi, Elizabeth, “Fifteen Years at the New Yorker,” BiondiFoto, November 30, 2016
Chovan-Dalton, Michael and McBride, Kai, The Photo Show, Episode 34, 2016
Colberg, Jörg, “Photobook Reviews, W07/2016,” Conscientious Photography Magazine, February 16, 2016 Eskenazi, Jason, “The Diane Arbus List: Photographers Discuss the Legend’s Early Days,” Time LightBox November 18, 2016.
Grabowiecki, Marcin, “Yola Monakhov Stockton The Nature of Imitation Review,” Innocent Curiosity Photobook Reviews, January 27, 2016
Kelly, Guy, “The Bigger Picture,” London Telegraph Magazine, March 26, 2016
Kirk, Michael, The Secret History of Isis. Frontline Documentary.
Kisiel, Emma, Muybridge’s Horse, December 7, 2016
Offutt, Chris, “A Bird in Hand is Worth Nothing to the Bird,” Oxford American, Issue 92, Spring 2016.
Platt, Frances Marion, “Lives through a lens at Hudson’s LightField Festival,” Hudson Valley One, August 25, 2016 Radwanska Zhang, Izabela, “A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age,” British Journal of Photography, October 26, 2016
Smithson, Aline, “The Future Perfect at ICP and Photoville,” Lenscratch, September 12, 2016 Stern, Rachel, “Photos from the Next Generation of Female Photographers” Vice, August 12, 2016

Monakhov Stockton, Yola. The Nature of Imitation: Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 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.



SUNY Buffalo State, New York. “In Place of Self.” Curation of four-person photography exhibition at Czurles-Nelson Gallery.
SUNY Buffalo State, New York. “Stories from Home.” Collaboration with Ruth Goldman, narrative collaboration between students in Advanced Audio Production and Advanced Photography.

Atrium Gallery, Rockwell Hall, SUNY Buffalo State. Buffalo, New York, “A Conversation About Conservation: Buffalo State Students Picture Great Lakes Sustainability.” Project concept, curator of student exhibition and editor of exhibition catalogue/photobook.

Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, The International Center of Photography. New York, NY, “The Future Perfect”, Lead curator of exhibition of alumni work.

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.



2016 - Present
SUNY Buffalo State. Lead BFA program, and offered service courses in photography within new department of Art & Design.

The New York - Saint Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI). Taught course entitled “Photography and the Post-human Image”

2011 - 2016
Smith College. Taught courses in all levels of photography and related print and digital media, along with cross-disciplinary foundations and capstone courses.

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.



Astrakhan State University. Astrakhan, Russia
Marble Hill Camera Club. Ridgewood, New York
University of Hawai‘i - Manoa. Honolulu, Hawai‘i

S U N Y Buffalo State. Artists on the Road Lecture Series. Buffalo, New York

Photoville. Brooklyn, New York. Art Education and the Uses of Photography, Panel Moderator, with Elinor Carucci, Stephen Hilger and Fred Ritchin Pace University. New York, New York

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