Pronin was educated at the State University of Leningrad, Russia
(now St. Petersburg) and continued to work as a photographer in
the USSR through 1978 for publishing houses, magazines and museums.
Three years later he was able to resume that career in the United
States, and his travels have led his camera to different parts of
the world at different times.
has been exhibited in Russia, Germany, Scotland, Belgium, France,
South Africa, India, The United States, and published internationally,
including GRAPHIS magazine (Switzerland), Brunott Art Publishing
(Nederlands), ASICS Co. (Japan), Alberta Education (Canada), Museum
of the Jewish Diaspora (Israel), Encyclopedia Britannica (USA),
McGraw Hill (USA), Simon & Shuster (USA), Prentice Hall (USA), Harcourt
Brace (USA), Microsoft (USA)."
won the silver medal at the 1971 Berlin International Photo Exhibition
and the First Prize at the 1977-78 USSR Photo Exhibition in Moscow.
Ten years later, in 1987-88 he won First Place in the City Spirit
Festival competition in Jersey City and received the Certificate
of Excellence from the Art Directors Club of New Jersey.
was awarded a fellowship grant from the New Jersey State Council
on the Arts for the series of still-lives "Nature Morte" in 1990,
and again for the series, "Items" in 1999.
wide selection of his photographs is in the permanent collection
of the Museum of the City of Leningrad (Russia), the New York Public
Library (USA), Biliotheques Nationale de France (Paris, France),
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany), The Brooklyn Museum (New
York, USA), The Metropolitan Museum (New York, USA), The Library
of Congress (Washington D.C., USA), and Portland Museum (Oregon,
His name is included in Marquis "Who's Who in American Art"