Rencontre avec Andrey Shapran

Andrey SHAPRAN was born in 1968 in Riga, Latvia, where he grew up and graduated from the LATVIAN University with a bachelor’s degree in law. He lives and works in Novosibirsk, Russia. SHAPRAN began his career as a professional photographer in 1996 when he made a series of works about life on the South KURIL Islands. Since then love to photography and travel, curiosity and interest in people have brought Shapran in the most remote corners of the former USSR. For the last ten years he has worked on a project about northern territories of Russia and native people inhabiting the north-east of Russia – the South KURIL Islands, KAMCHATKA and CHUKCHI peninsulas. After a few expeditions to the indigenous northern peoples – Chukchi, Evens, Eskimos – reindeer herdsmen, fishermen and sea hunters the series of photographs “Lands at the Edge of the World” has appeared. Andrey SHAPRAN actively collaborated with theatres of Novosibirsk. He is an author and participant more than a dozen of photography books and postcard sets. His photographs are regularly published in Russian and foreign newspapers and magazines. The materials for Andrey Shapran’s work are people’s daily life with its joy and tragedy, its tense and dynamics, which is captured in the surprising viewpoint. Made as intersection between fine art and photojournalism Shapran’s works won prizes of GEO photo-contests, multiple international competitions, were included in expositions patronized by FIAP. He has been a member of the Union of Photo-artists of RUSSIA since 2002.

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