Igor Starkov

about me

Igor Starkov


Born 5 August 1980, Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Russia.

2000 graduated the Vocational School of Mechanics & Optics, St. Petersburg, as a photographer.

2004 graduated the School of Photojournalism of The Union of Journalists, St. Petersburg.

2005 joined the agency Photographer.Ru

2007–2009 cooperated with the Anzenberger agency, Austria.

Since 2004 freelance photographer.

2011 graduated the Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow.

2012 taught the course «New Documentary. Personal stories» at photography department of British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow.

Worked in Belarus, Ukraine, Central Russia, Siberia, Arctic, Caucasus, Central Asia, Far East.

Since 2010 lives and works in Moscow.

Since 2012 cooperated with Triumph Gallery, Moscow

Works are in the collection of Russian Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art and private collections.


Igor Starkov and Daria Andreeva. Solo exhibitions:


2013 "Kalevala. Research", The Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art, Moscow

2012 "New Wave", Triumph Gallery, Moscow

2012 "Along the Belomor-Baltic Channel", parallel program to 3rd Moscow Biennale of Young art, CCA Winzavod, Moscow

2012 "Buryatia", Central House of Artists, Moscow


Igor Starkov. Solo exhibitions:


2009 "Pure Vision", Mayakovsky Centre of Culture and Music, Saint-Petersburg


Group exhibitions:


2012 Between Heaven and Earth, Rizzordi Art Foundation, Saint Petersburg

2012 Upgrade of Cultural Identity – TEREMOK, Art-Centre Independent Plaza, Moscow

2010 SI Fest, Savignano Immagini Festival #19, Savignano

2010 No Translations #1. Everyday Heroism, Random Gallery and Open scene, Moscow

2010 EAST, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava (curator: Anzenebrgergroup)

2009 A New Place to Live, The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon (curator: Liza Faktor)

2006 A Decisive Moment, Manege, Saint Petersburg

2005 Photographer. ru Agency: exhibition to mark the opening of the project, Artplay, Moscow

2005 Young Photographers of Russia, State Museum of Photography, Nijny Novgorord

2004 Zolotoy obiektiv prize exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Novgorod

2003 Modern Petersburg as seen by photographers, State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg


Book Projects:

"Kalevala. Research", 2013, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

"New Wave", 2012, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

“Along the White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal”, Treemedia Books, Moscow, Russia, 2012. With the support of Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation

“Buryatia”, Treemedia Books, Moscow, Russia, 2011

“Global Photography: From True Stories”, Associazione Culturale Officine Fotografiche, Roma, Italy, 2009

“East”, by Regina Maria Anzenberger (Editor), Moser Verlag, Munchen, Germany, 2008

Black and White St-Petersburg: Palace Editions, 2003