Max Sher

Max Sher was born in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad), Russia in 1975. From 1986 to 1998, he lived in Siberia. After obtaining a degree in French linguistics he worked as translator but then decided to start a new career path as photographer. Since 2006, Max has been photographing in various Russian regions (Caucasus, Siberia, Urals, Astrakhan, etc.) as well as in Belarus, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Tajikistan, etc., both as part of his personal projects and on commissions. His work appeared in le Monde, Courrier International, Esquire (Russia), Libération, Ogoniok, Afisha, Bolshoi Gorod, GEO Traveler, Private, Der Spiegel, The Economist, la Repubblica, etc. and was exhibited in St.Petersburg, New York, Vienna, Moscow, among others. Max was nominated for KLM Paul Huf Awards in 2008. He is based between St.Petersburg and Moscow.


SELECTED EXHIBITS & BOOK PROJECTS

2010

Kars: solo exhibition at Fotodepartament Foundation, St.Petersburg, Russia, June 26 through August 6, 2010.

Dubna: an exhibition commissioned by the Moscow-based Praktika Architects for the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Architecture, May 26 - June 8, 2010, Moscow, Russia.

Kommunalka, as part of EAST Young Eastern European Photography, an exhibition and book project by Anzenberger Agency, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia, January 21 - February 28, 2010

2009

Participated in This Day of Change, an international book project initiated by Courrier Japon magazine with 132 photographers assigned all over the world to document the day of President Obama inauguration.

Kronstadt: Dreaming of the Past, as part of Young Russian Photography’2009 exhibition, Fotodepartament Foundation, St.Petersburg, Russia

Kronstadt: Dreaming of the Past, as part of 2Young, a group exhibition of Proper Name project, Fotodepartament Foundation, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia

2008

Kommunalka: Bolshevik Flat-Sharing, as part of EAST: Young Eastern European Photography, an exhibition and book project by Anzenberger Agency, Vienna, Austria

Kronstadt: Dreaming of the Past, a solo exhibit as part of the Proper Name project, Fotodepartament Foundation, St.Petersburg, Russia

Monzenskaya Railway, as part of Volga Biennale of Photography, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia