Danila Tkachenko (b. 1989 in Moscow, Russia) studied documentary photography at The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. His work has been exhibited internationally. Tkachenko has won the Lensculture Exposure Award, as well as a World Press Photo Award. In 2014 he was shortlisted for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and Magnum’s 30 under 30. He also published his first book, Escape, in 2014.
Established in 1994, the European Publishers Award for Photography is now in its 22nd year. Previous winners of the have included Bruce Gilden, Simon Norfolk, Jeff Mermelstein, Paolo Pellegrin, Jacob Aue Sobol, Ambroise Tézenas, Klavdij Sluban, Christophe Agou, Davide Monteleone, Alessandro Imbriaco and Kirill Golovchenko.