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Irina Popova Russian Federation

Russian photographer Irina Popova created a firestorm of outrage when she displayed her documentary series about two young drug addicts and their baby living in squalor in a squat in St. Petersburg.
About Irina Popova

Born: 1986, Tver, Russia

Education:
2004-2009 Tver State University, Journalism faculty
2008-2010 The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, specialization – Documentary photography, masters – Oleg Klimov and Irina Meglinskaya
2008-2009 The Educational Program of Online Workshops “Objective Reality”, masters: O. Klimov, I. Meglinskaya, A. Gronsky, R. Effendi, A. Polikanov, L. Perkins, M. Regnier etc.
2008 Moscow Academy of Classic Photography, course “Street photography”, tutor – Anton Gorbachev
2009 workshop “Social Portrait”, master Rena Effendy
2008-2009 other workshops and master-classes by U.Kozyrev, Pieter Ten Hoopen, Platon, Erica Larsen, A. Kostyukov, A. Chernov, A. Lapin, S. Pojarskaya, A. Kitaev, I. Muhin, A. Kuznetsov etc.
2009 “Documentary Design”, Tutor – Koen Gurts, during the Summer Photography School in Minsk, Belarus
2010 “Bookbinding”, The Open University, Breda, the Netherlands
2011 a series of workshops by Magnum Photographers Chris Anderson, Mark Power, Chen-Chi Chang and Georgy Pinhasov

Prizes and Awards:
2010 the Scholarship of the Russian Union of Photographers
2010 the 2nd prize of the Volga Biennale of Photography for “LTP”
2009 “The Best Photographer of Russia” in the category “The Best Photostory”
2009 the Prize of Fund of Development of Photojournalism, Russia
2009 honourable mention of UNICEF for “Another Family” project.
2008 Prize of Volga Biennale 2008 for photoproject “Derbejki. The Village on the Edge of the World”, Nijny Novgorod, Russia
2008 Prize of the contest “Without the Barriers” devoted to the problems of the disabled
2008 Samara, the gold medal of the Delphic Games of World, nomination “Photography”, for photoproject “Another family”, Moscow, Russia
2008 the gold medal of the Delphic Games of Russia, nomination “Photography”, for photoproject “Luli gypsies” , Novosibirsk, Russia
2007 the gold medal of the Delphic Games of Russia, nomination “Photography”, for photoproject “The Military Hospital”, Yaroslavl, Russia
2006 the gold medal of the Delphic Games of UIS, nomination “Photography”, for photoproject “The National Opera”, Astana, Kazakhstan
2006 Krasnoyarsk, the gold medal of the Delphic Games of Russia, nomination “Photography”, for photoproject “The Bikers”

Personal Photoexhibitions:
2011 “Saying goodbye to Kezhma”, curator Irina Ruzina, Chernigov Photofest, Chernigov, Ukraine
2011 “Another Family”, Photoquai Biennale, curator Francoise Hugier, Paris, France
2010 Zerkalo Project, La Librairie Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec, Canada
2010 “Another Family”, curator Eric Toubiana, l'Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
2010, “10 Days During the War” as a part of L.A.F. project during the Nights of Photography at Tbilisi PhotoFest, Georgia
2010 “Another Family” during the Recontres d’Arles festival, Arles, France
2010 “Syberia”, Valckenberg Park, Breda, the Netherlands
2009 “Cuba is near”. the House of Metrologist, Mendeleevo, Russia
2009 “Will the Russian Village Survive?”, curator B. Mikhailov, The Art center of the Gorky Library, Tver, Russia
2008 “Another Family”, curator Oleg Klimov, Photodepartament, S.- Petersburg, Russia
2008 “A Place on the Earth”, Art-center Garage, Mendeleevo, Russia
2008 “The Heroines of a Western, Tver Officer House, Tver, Russia
2007 “World in the Glass Wardrobe”, The Liza Chaikina Museum, Tver, Russia

Selected group exhibitions and photofestivals:
2011 the Open Ateliers, curator Narcisse Tordoir, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2011 Liquid Motions project, Utrect, the Netherlands
2011 “The Day when My Day Began” at “Weg Weg Weg” festival, curator Tim van der Meer, CBKU, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2011 “LTP” at Jugada a 3 Bandas, curator Tevi de la Torre, Aranapoveda gallery, Madrid, Spain
2011 “Antoher Family”, curator Marat Gelman, “Believe in Tver” festival, Tver, Russia
2010 The Festival of Cheap Art, Tver, Russia
2010 “LTP” at The Volga Biennale of Photography, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
2010 The Diploma Show of Rodchenko Photography and Multimedia School graduates, curator Olga Sviblova, The Moscow Multimedia Museum, Moscow, Russia
2010 “LTP” at BredaPhoto Open Studio Route, Breda, the Netherlands
2010 Sence and Sencibility in ArtPlay on Yauza, during the Moscow Biennale of Photogrpahy, curator – Ekaterina Lazareva and Kirill Preobrazhensky, Moscow, Russia
2010 “Russians: Photographic Portrait”, curator Liza Fetissova, Orel Gallery, Paris, France
2010 Photokina, the Best Unicef Entries, Cologne, Germany
2009 “The Pursuit of Happiness”, curator Wim Melis. the Noorderlicht festival, Groningen, the Netherlands,
2009 The student exhibition of the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia
2009 “Young Russian Photography”, curator – Nina Levitina, Manej, S.-Petersburg
2008 “Without Barriers”, the group exhibition about the disabled people, curator Andrey Baskakov, the Photosoyuz gallery, Moscow, Russia
2008 The Young Photographers of Russia, photofestival, The History of Photography Museum, Nijniy Novgorod
2007 International Photo and Cinema Festival “Open Eyes” against racism and xenophobia, S.-Petersburg, Russia
2007 The Young Photographers of Russia, photofestival, The History of Photography Museum, Nijniy Novgorod, Russia
2007 Tver Region Photoexhibition

Photoexpeditions:
2007 Altay – Kazakhstan – Kirgizia
2008 the Caucasus: North Osetia – Ingushetia – Chechnya – Dagestan – Azerbaijan – Georgia. Work on the Georgian armed conflict in august 2008
2009 Cuba

Teaching experience:
2009 Moscow Academy of Classic Photography
2009 Photospace, “The Lonely Hills” festival
2010 “Researcher” The summer school of journalism and science on the base of Russian Reporter magazine
2011 The 8-days workshop on the Chernigov PhotoFest, Chernigov, Ukraine

Publications:
“The Petersburg Peak Hour” newspaper
Magazines: “Russian Reporter”, “Ogoniok”, “Correspndent”, “The flight line”, “The theatre Petersburg”, “F”, “Foto&Video”, “The Sunday Times Magazine”. “Le Photo”

Works in collections
Nijniy Novgorod, Russia, Russian museum of photography
Krasnoyarsk, Russia, The museum of contemporary art
S.-Petersburg, Russia, The State Russian Museum

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