Evgeny Mokhorev was born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, in 1967. A childhood interest in photography led him to join the famous Leningrad photo club “Mirror” and to pursue a career as a professional photographer. Since the late 1980s, Mokhorev has explored the territories of childhood and adolescence and the transition to adulthood. In 1992, he showed his series Games Children Play during the Mois de la Photo festival in Paris, his first solo exhibition outside of the Soviet Union.
Mokhorev has been a member of the Union of Photographers of Russia since 1992. In 1993, he won the “Discovery of the Year” award at the First Russian Photo Festival. In 1996, he was nominated the Photoartist of the Year. He has received several government grants for his work, and in 1997, he became a member of the Union of Russian Artists. Mokhorev lives and works in St. Petersburg.