About Pavel Prokopchik

Pavel Prokopchik was born in Budyonnovsk (Russia) in 1982. Grew up in Latvia, which was a part of Soviet Union at that time. Starting year 2001 living in The Netherlands. Currently residing in Amsterdam.

Education & Experience

2012 Noorderlicht Masterclass with Lars Boering and Marc Prust.
2010 Marketing and Editing course with Marcel Saba at ICP, New York.
2005-2009 Photography education at Royal Academy of Arts (KABK) in The Hague.
2008 Internship with Morad Bouchakour.
2001-2006 Bachelor degree in “Civil Engineering” at the thechnical university of Delft.


2012 April Part of the World Press Photo Exhibition.
2012 February Exhibition in FOAM photography museum Amsterdam with “The Tribe”.
2012 January Fotomuseum Den Haag, a part of Zilveren Camera award.
2009 December Exhibition at &KoenseSeverein, Amsterdam.
2009 November-December Exhibition at Fotogalerie Groningen.
2009 October Exhibition at the ‘Westergasfabriek’, Amsterdam.
2009 Septmber-October Exhibition at the ‘Fotomuseum Den Haag’.
2009 August-October Exhibition at the ‘Rotterdam fotomuseum’.
2009 June Graduation exposition at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.
2009 February Exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva.
2009 January-March Exhibition at the Foto Museum Den Haag as part of Silver Camera award 2008.
2008 September Exhibition in Tirana, Albania as part of Sotiri award for young photographers.
2008 January-March First solo exhibition at the Schouwburg theatre in The Hague.
2008 January Collective exhibition “tegenbeeld” at DCR, The Hague.


2012 October Startstipendium grant from Mondriaanfonds.
2012 February 3rd prize on WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2012 in category Arts and Entertainment with one image from “Apashka” series.
2012 January 1st prize on Zilveren Camera, with series “Apashka”.
2010 December Honorable mention at Viewbook Photostory competition.
2009 October Nomination on ‘ArtOlive 2009?.
2009 October Nomination on ‘De Fotoprijs 2009? award with series Varzuga.
2009 September 1 prize and 1 nomination on ‘Photo Academy Award 2009?.
2009 May One of the winners of Satiri, Albanian photo prize for young talents and a participant of projekt56, which ended with an exposition in Tirana.
2009 January 2nd prize Silver Camera 2008, in category documentary abroad.


2012 February Publication in “Urban Magazine”, Milano, Italy. Interview with Pavel Prokopchik and images from his series “The Tribe”.
2012 February “The Tribe” is published in de Volkskrant.
2011 May Invisible Photographer Asia, “Apashka”.
2011 August-September De Volkskrant, a number of publications from Siberian trip.
2010 November NRC Next with story about Halloween in New York.
2009 November “Theatre of the Absurd” is published in #22 issue of GUP Magazine – “From Russia with love”.
2009 November Publication in Belgian newspaper “Standaard” with article about “The Fall of Berlin Wall”.
2009 September Publication in the special issue of DIGIFoto Professional magazine.
2009 June “In beeld” publication in NRC Next in relation to graduation exhibition.
2008 February Publication in Zilver Camera 2008 book.
2008 January “Financial crisis in Russia” published in NRC Next.

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