Valery Melnikov is award-winning photojournalist from Russia. His professional biography includes coverage of Ukrainian conflict of 2014 to present; uprising of Mali Republic in 2013, Syrian Civil war coverage in 2012-2015; Lebanese war in 2006; Infamous conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia in 2008. Now he is a staff photographer at Sputnik Agency.
Valery has dedicated his life to journalism and he continues taking pride in any project that he is working on. With the great sense of urgency Valery brings people together through incredible footage out of the dangerous parts of the World for people to see and become the part of those documented events.