Akim Aginsky has been an editorial and portrait photographer for over 10 years. He worked as a staff photographer for Gold Country Media and The Auburn Journal, and has also worked for The Examiner Newspapers (San Francisco/Peninsula), ANG Newspapers (The Oakland Tribune/The San Mateo Times/The Hayward Daily Review) as well as New Times Inc. (SF Weekly). His photographs have also appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Spin and Stress magazines in New York, Mean Street magazine in Los Angeles, Freeway magazine in Paris, France, and Sports Illustrated online. Akim's work has been published in "San Francisco: The City's Sights and Secrets," by Chronicle Books. Akim has a B.A. in Art from UC Santa Cruz and has also studied art at the University Michelle de Montagne in Bordeaux, France.