Igor Chekachkov, b. 1989 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
The foundations of author's photographic career were laid back in March 2008. He launched into field of documentary photography as a photo reporter and photo editor for Mediaport News Agency (based in Kharkiv, Ukraine). During this period a wide range of cultural, mass and sports events were covered. The path through photographic fields, weaving through years of work and searching, led the author to the enigmatic domain of art photography which he still explores these days. Individual art photography projects and elaboration of challenging visual ideas remain the subject of author's unfailing interest and estimation.
Landmarks of professional life:
Photo reporter and editor in Mediaport News Agency (Kharkiv, Ukraine) since March 2008. Contributor to such news agencies as RIA Novosti, Unian and ITAR TASS on a freelance basis since August 2008.
Editorial portrait photographer in "Forbes" magazine, as well as a number of periodical editions base in Ukraine, such as Focus", “Reporter”, since year 2010.
Freelance contributor to "National Geographic" since May 2013, "Le Monde" (France), Associated press since 2014, "The Guardian" (UK) since 2015, Wirtschafts Wochesince (Germany) and others.
Regular workshops, composition and visual language course in “Kharkiv Photoschool ICF” since 2013, documentary course since 2015.
Member of UPHA (Ukrainian Photographic Alternative) and UAPF (Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers) group since year 2013, National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine since 2015.
08.2013 exhibition at the Baltic Biennale of Photography, Kalliningrad
01.2014 solo exhibition at the gallery Dziga, Lviv
06.2014 exhibition at Eleven Gallery, Rennes, France
07.2014 exhibition at Tea Factory Gallery, Odessa
10.2014 exhibition at La Quitreme Image, Paris
11.2014 exhibition at the Festival of Contemporary Art "Terra Futura", Kherson.
12.2014 solo exhibition at Come.In gallery, Kharkiv
02.2015 short movie for festival “Bring Us Your Woman” in USA
07.2015 solo exhibition at Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris
09.2015 exhibition at Ukrainian Cultural Center, Los Angeles
10. 2015 exhibition at Ukrainian Museum, New York
11.2015 exhibition at Come.In gallery, Kharkiv
01.2016 solo exhibition in Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv
03.2016 exhibition in French Institute of Alexandria, Egypt
04.2016 exhibition in Lavra gallery, Kiev
06.2016 exhibition in Municipal Gallery during night if museums, Kharkiv
08.2016 exhibition in Yermilov Centre, Kharkiv
04.2017 Selection for main exhibition in festival Odessa // Batumi
09.2017 Art Area DK, Kharkiv
10.2014 Opera magazine, Germany
11.2014 5.6 magazine, Ukraine
04.2015 P3, Portugal
06.2015 P3, Portugal
2016 VASA Project
Specialization: visual reporting, street photography, art photography projects (without limits)