Vladimir Svetlov (1973) is a poet, photographer, and performer. His poetry has been translated into Latvian, English, German, and Italian. He is one of the participants of multimedia poetry project Orbita – a creative group of Russian poets and artists, whose works create dialogue among various genres (literature, music, video, photography, VJ, web, etc.) and cultures. Orbita has organized poetry-video and multi-media art festivals Word in Motion (in Latvia in 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2011). Orbita also strives to seek new ways of print publishing and book design. His first book of poems in Russian and Latvian was published in 2014 alongside with his photographs.
Hit Parade: The Orbita Group. ed. Kevin M.F . Platt. NY: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015.
б/у / lietots [used]. Riga: Orbita, 2014.
Orbita's collective book Worüber schweigen Freunde [What Friends Don't Speak About]. Berlin: Edition Bodoni, 2012.
2015, Creative excellence festival Adwards 2015 prize in PrintArt Award category, and the special prize Grand Print Master from Antalis un PrintArt for Б/У/USED/ LIETOTS
2015, Annual Book Art Competition Zelta ābele 2015 for Б/У/USED/ LIETOTS
2007, Latvian Annual Award in Photography for organizing Romans Korovins's exhibition Right in the Middle
2006, Latvian Annual Award in Photography for the photography book 36 EXP Laila Halilova
2004, International Festival's Golden Hammer prize Silver Hammer for the book Latvija: New Citizens of Europe