Since 1989 Glyadelov has been shooting in Europe, Central Asia, Africa, and the USA. He has documented conflicts in Moldova, where he was injured, in Nagorny Karabakh, in Chechnya and Ukraine, where he was injured again. Since 1997 until now, Glyadelov has actively cooperated with the international humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres. Aleksandr's photographs have been used by international organizations such as MSF, HRW, the Global Fund, UNAIDS and UNICEF. Among his awards are: the Grand-Prix of Ukrpressphoto-97, the Hasselblad Award at the European photography competition in Vevey, Switzerland Images'98; the Mother Jones 2001 Medal of Excellence at the International Documentary Photography Foundation in San Francisco, USA; Moving Walls 2002 by the Open Society Institute (OSI) in New York, USA, and others. He has held over 30 personal exhibitions in different countries, and has published three books.