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BIO

photo by Pavel Markin
photo by Pavel Markin
photo by Pavel Markin

Born in 1964.

Sergey Maximishin grew up in Kerch, in Crimia. In 1982, he entered the Faculty of Physic & Mechanics of the Leningrad Polytechnic institute, Departament of Experimental Nucleear Physics. In 1985 - 1987, he served in the Soviet Army as a photographer of the Soviet military experts group (Cuba). After graduation, he worked at the Laboratory of Scienific & Technical Expertise of the State Hermitage. In 1996, he vas matriculated to the Press-photographers Departament of the Saint-Petersburg Union of Journalists. In 1999, he began to work for the newspaper "Izvestia".

Sinse 2003, Sergey Maximishin has been working the German agency "Focus".

Exhibitions

2010

«Russian artists, an art au superlatif», St André Abbey, Meymac

2009

Solo show, Rencontres Photographiques de Lorient, France
Solo show, Art Espace 22, Bruxelles

2008

Solo show Grazia Neri Gallery, Milan

2007

Solo exhibition, Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan
France Solo exhibition, RESONANCE contemporary art festival, Lyon Photoquai Festival, Branly Museum, Paris
"Four Russians", group show, Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles
Solo show, Albert Benamou gallery, Paris
Group show, "Indianscope", House of Photography, Lille3000 Festival, Lille

2006

Christian Humanitarian Academy, solo show, Saint Petersburg
«Saint Petersburg-2005» annual exhibition, group show, Saint Petersburg
Central House of Architects, group show, Moscow
Canon exhibition, Group show, Moscow
«Education» programme grant of the Priority project of the Ministery of Education, Russia

2004

International project «Europe+», group show, Riga

Awards

2006 

World Press Photo:
First Place in "Daily life" (single) category

2005

UNEP International Photographic Competition on the Environmental:
Honorable mention

2004

World Press Photo:
First Place in "Arts and entertainment" (single) category

Russia Press Photo contest:
First Place in "People" (single) category
Second Place in "Daily life" (single) category
First Place in "Culture" (single) category
First Place in "Culture" (project) category

2003 

Russia Press Photo contest:
First Place in "the Nature, ecology and an environment" (single) category
Second Place in "People" category
Second Place in "Culture" (project) category
Second Place in "Culture" (single) category
Third Place in "News" (project) category
Special jury award

2002 

Russia Press Photo contest:
First Place in "the Nature, ecology and an environment" category
Third Place in "People" category
Third Place in "Humour" category
"Photographer of the year of St-Petersburg" award
"Best report of the year" award from the Russian Academy of Journalism

2001  

Russia Press Photo contest:
First Place in "Culture" (single) category
First Place in "Daily life" (project) category
First Place in "Daily life" (single) category
"Golden pen" award from the St-Petersburg Union of Journalists
"Photographer of the year" award from "Ogonyok" magazine