Igor Moukhin

Born in 1961 in Moscow.

Has been a participant since 1987 in the group «Direct photo».
Free-lance photographer since 1989.

Since the end of the 1980s has worked on the following projects:

- «Soviet monuments» (works shown at the exhibition «Sots-art. Political art in Russia», at the State Tretyakov Gallery and La Maison Rouge, Paris in 2007.
- «The Soviet bench»
- «Fragments of evident Soviet propaganda»
- «The Soviet children’s playgrounds» and others.

From the middle of 1990s has worked on independent documentary photo projects about life in Moscow, Paris and the Russian province, such as:

- «Resistance» The author’s project over more than 20 years, was shown in 2010 at the XL Gallery (in the Vinzavod Center), Moscow.
In 1996 he presented the project at the InterFoto international photo-festival, Moscow.
- In 1999 he received a grant from the city administration of Paris and worked on a theme - «Lovers in Paris», by request of the F.N.A.C. With the assistance of Committee on millenium celbrations, France.
The retrospective personal exhibition «Moscow Paris» was shown in the the Moscow house of a photography (2002) and the State Russian museum (2003).

Double prize-winner of the «Silver chamber» competition (Moscow house of a Photography) for the best reporting on Moscow.
In 2003 was nominated photographer of year as part of the project: person of the decade.

Prefered technique — rangefinder camera «Leica М6» and black-and-white photographic materials.


- 1994 «Скамейки: трансформация для будущего» (“Benches: transformation for the future”). Text by Elena Selina, Igor Mukhin, D.Neumaier. Moscow, XL Gallery
- 1998 I. Moukhine. «Avoir 20 ans a Moscou» (“To be 20 in Moscow”). Text by G.Saffrais. Editions Alternatives, Paris
- 2000 «Москва — Париж» (“Moscow - Paris”). Text by Olga Sviblova. Moscow House of Photgraphy / Carre Noir, Paris, 2000
- 2004 «Wien Вена Vienna». Text by Peter Weiermair, Constantin Bokhrov. Вена, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
- 2005 «Born in СССР». Text by E.Degot, S.Yetes. Published by L.Gusev. Moscow, 159 b/w pictures.
- 2012 «My Moscow». Photographs by Igor Moukhin. Schilt Publishing. / Igor Mukhin. «Mein Moskau: Fotografien 1985-2010» (My Moscow: Photographs 1985-2010). Benteli Verlags Ag
- 2012 Christian Gattinoni, Bahia Allouache. «Igor Moukhin. Photographies 1987 - 2011» (Igor Moukhin. Photographs 1987-2011). Éditions Loco, Paris. 17 x 24, 112 pages, environ 60 reproductions en bichromie.

Public collections:

- The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
- The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA
- The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
- The Museum Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
- The State Museum of Architecture of A.V.Shсhuseva, Moscow
- Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris
- Fond National d’Art Contemporian (FNAC), Paris
- The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA
- The Adams Center for Photographic Research & Study in Manchester, New Hampshire Institute of Art, USA
- Harry Ransom Humanities research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, USAMuseum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, USA
- The Baltimore Museum of Art. Maryland, USA
- Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
- Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, USA
- The Navigator Foundation, Boston, USA
- «La collezione di Fotografia Europea», della Biblioteca Panizzi di Reggio Emilia. Italia
- Wien Museum, Vienna.