Alexey Titarenko (born 1962 in Leningrad, USSR, now Saint Petersburg, Russia) is a Russian photographer and artist. Titarenko’s photographic series from the 1990s won him worldwide recognition. His major photo series include “City of Shadows” (1992-1994), “Black and White Magic of St. Petersburg” (1995-1997), and “Time Standing Still” (1998-1999). In 2002 the International Photography Festival at Arles, France, presented all three series at the Reattu Museum of Fine Arts. The curator of the exhibition entitled “Les quatres mouvements de St.Petersbourg” was Gabriel Bauret. Titarenko paints a bitter picture of a Russia (seen through the lens of St. Petersburg), where people live in a world of unrealized hopes and where time seems to have stopped.