Igor Starkov

Born in 1980 in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Russia. Graduated from the Vocational School of Mechanics & Optics as a photographer in 2000, then worked for a photo lab of the State Russian Museum where he mostly did studio photography. From 2002 to 2004, studied at the School of Photojournalism in St. Petersburg. In 2005, joined the newly created Russian agency - Photographer.Ru. From 2007 to 2009 cooperated with the austrian Anzenberger agency. At present he is a freelance photographer.

Worked in Belarus, Ukraine, Central Russia, Caucasus, Urals, Siberia, Central Asia. Participated in a number of exhibition and book projects. Publications include: Colors, Esquire, GQ, YO Dona, Afisha, Bolshoi Gorod, Wirtschafts Woche, Newsweek (usa, int, jp, rus), Le Monde, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Park Avenue, Expert, Ogoniok, etc


Solo exhibitions

2009- Pure Vision, Centre for Art & Music, V.V.Mayakovsky Public Library, St. Petersburg

Curatorship

2008- Kronstadt: Dreams of Something Bigger / Max Sher, St. Petersburg

Group exhibitions

2009-A New Place to Live, The Courtyard Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

2008- Young Eastern European Photography, Brick5 Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2006- Decisive moment, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg

2005- Exhibition dedicated to the opening of Agency.Photographer.Ru, Artplay Gallery, Moscow

2005 - State Russian Museum of Photography, Nizhny Novgorod. (Scholarship from Ministry of culture of Russia)

2004 - Museum of Fine Arts, Great Novgorod (Veliky Novgorod Mayors Award at “Golden lens” competition )

2003 – Contemporary St.Petersburg through the Eyes of Photographers, the State Russian Museum (Stroganov Palace) , St. Petersburg