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As founder of 500px, Evgeny was responsible for bringing the 500px vision to life through community engagement and maintaining a strong link between photographers and 500px team. Originally from Moscow, Ev has a BA in Commerce and Finance from Ryerson University in Toronto, graduating with honours in 2007. Ev remains an active photographer and community member, and has been honoured to judge many world class photo contests, including Red Bull Illume, Photo Life, and Sony World Photography Awards.
In September 2017, Evgeny founded a new startup Baseproof to focus on helping photographers protect their rights and help brands simplify photo licensing.