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Andrei Setyayev moved to Yekaterinburg from the village of Nevidimka, Perm oblast, to attend university. He graduated from the Ural State University with a degree in history and completed graduate study at the Ural Academy of State Service. He works as director of a chain of jewelry stores in Yekaterinburg, where he lives with his wife and son. He has been taking photos since he was 10, preferring to work in black and white; he also collects old cameras. “Childhood,” he said “is one of my favorite photographic themes,” as can be seen from the fine work on his website.