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Born in 1978. Currently based in Tallinn, Estonia.
Besides personal projects is available for assignments worldwide, location work and private commissions.
Selected Publications and Clients:
The Sunday Times Magazine (UK), The Washington Post (USA), The Guardian (UK), Der Spiegel (Germany), TIME Lightbox (USA), L'Express (France), Getty Images (USA), GEO (Germany), Ryanair Magazine (UK), Newsweek Polska, PDN Magazine (USA), Ink London (UK), The Fader (USA), Figaro Japan, Stuttgarter Zeitung (Germany), Ogoniok (Russia), Conscientious (USA), Astufoto Agency (Spain), Malibu Magazine (USA), Camera Obscura (Italy), Nicotine Magazine (USA), FK Magazine (Latvia), Aamulehti (Finland), BQ Magazine (UK), Eesti Ekspress (EST), Kunst.ee (EST) etc.
Awards & Honors
2015 Finalist, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014
2014 3rd Prize, The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, London, UK
2014 1st Prize in Portraits, Estonian Pictures of the Year 2014, Tallinn, Estonia (with the series 'Double Matters')
2013 1st Prize in Portraits, Estonian Pictures of the Year 2013, Tallinn, Estonia (with the series Estonian Future Stars 2013)
2012 Spectrum Emerging Talent, The Sunday Times Magazine, London, UK (with an ongoing series 'Estonian Documents')
2011 Winner in category 'Personal', PDN Photo Annual 2011, New York, USA, (with the series 'By The Lake')
Current and Upcoming Solo Exhibitions
2015 March, 'By The Lake', Tushino Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2015 January, 'Estonian Documents', The Estonian Embassy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2015 January, 'Double Matters', The Photographic Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2014 'Estonian Documents', 'By The Lake', Gallery der Stadt Fellbach, European Art and Culture Festival 2014, Fellbach, Germany
2014 'By The Lake', Krupp, Russia
2013 'By The Lake', Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum, Pskov, Russia
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2015 Amber Road Show, Photon Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Vienna, Austria
2014 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2014 Amber Road Show, Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum, Flensburg, Germany
2013 Amber Road Show, Fotoforum Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria
2013 'Where You End, I Begin', Photomonth '13, Tartu Art House, Estonia
2013 Amber Road Show, Castle of Wolkersdorf, Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel, Austria
2012 'By the Lake', 'Estonian Documents', Fair of Photographic Art of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
2012 'Cosmogony', Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia
2012 'By The Lake', Nighttime screening of THE FENCE photo exhibition in Photoville, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2012 'Estonia In Pictures', Quebec Observatoire de la Capitale,
Quebec City, Canada
2011 'Prichudie. Revisited', St. John's Church, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2011 'Prichudie. Revisited', Yugo-Zapadnaya Centre, Moscow, Russia
2010 'Prichudie. Revisited', State Art Gallery, Perm, Russia
2010 'EtnoFotorism', National Library of Estonia, Russian Theatre, Tallinn; Gallery of Theatre Vanemuine, Tartu, Estonia
2010 'By The Lake', visual presentation of contemporary photography projects of Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, Gallery Golden Belt, Durham, NC, USA
2010 'Estonia In Pictures', Estonian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada
2009 'Underworlds', Goethe Institute, Riga, Latvia
2009 'Prichudie. Revisited', Northern Institute of Aland, Mariehamn, Aland, Finland
2009 'Estonia In Pictures', Estonian Embassy in Washington, Washington D.C, USA
2008 'Prichudie. Revisited', Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2008 'Prichudie. Revisited', Festival WALESTONIA, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2008 'Man's World', Goethe Institute, Riga, Latvia
2008 'Prichudie. Revisited', Cultural House of Pskov, Pskov, Russia
2008 'European Landscapes', Les Rencontres d'Arles/ Arles Photography Festival, Arles, France
2008 'Prichudie. Revisited', Cultural House, Petroskoy, The Republic of Karelia
2007 'Prichudie. Revisited', Gallery ambulARToorium, Estonia
Monographs/Books 2013 'Elada mitmuses' ('Double Matters'), photobook of identical twins and triplets, hardcover, 128 pages, publisher Hea Lugu.
Selected among 25 Best Designed Books in 2013.
2014 TIME Lightbox, See This Year's Best Portrait Photographs, October 29
2013 Documentary 'Image Catchers', December
2012 GUP Magazine, November 12
2012 Beyond Spectrum, The Sunday Times Magazine, August 6
2012 FK Magazine, June 6, 2012, interview by Arnis Balcus
2011 GEO Magazine, June 2011, pp 108-111
2011 PDN Photo Annual, May 2011, pp 127
2011 Camera Obscura, April 15, 2011
2010 Joerg Colberg, Conscientious photography blog, November 16
Works in Collections
Galerie der Stadt Fellbach, Germany; Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, Estonia, and in private collections in Estonia, Finland, Germany, UK, USA
Estonian Union of Photography Artists,
Estonian Association of Press Photographers
For assignments, print sales and other enquiries,
don't hesitate to get in touch:
Mobile: (EST) +372 56 49 97 97
Current location: TALLINN, ESTONIA
'Braian and Ryan' featured in TIME Lightbox by Olivier Laurent.
I am so excited to be one of the shortlisted photographers for THE TAYLOR WESSING PORTRAIT PRIZE 2014! Participating in the award ceremony and the opening of the exhibition in London in November. BBC, The Independent, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Guardian among others also published the news.
Lithuanians launched a new magazine called N WIND and I am happy to have my photo on the cover and the project 'Estonian Documents' featured inside.
Some time ago I was commissioned by the New York based music magazine The Fader to portray producer Inga Copeland for the print issue. See the June/July 2014 issue of The Fader or here.
For the second year in a row - I was selected as the 1st Prize winner in Estonian Pictures of the Year contest in Portraits category! My warmest thanks to all the twins whom I was happy to portray in the book project and to the publisher Hea Lugu.
Good news! The photobook of twins and triplets was selected among the 25 Best Designed Books in 2013! Thanks to the designer Marje Eelma and all the lovely people who helped the book to come true!
Winning books will travel to Leipzig and Frankfurt in Germany, and Gothenburg, Sweden.
My photobook of identical twins and triplets, 'Elada mitmuses', is out now! You can purchase it here (Estonia) and here (elsewhere).
I am happy to let you know that my solo exhibition 'By The Lake' in Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum, Russia, is open from November 27! Press release available here. And some more here.
Series 'By the Lake' was chosen into the group exhibition of Estonian photographic art 1992-2013 in Tartu Art House. Curated by Anneli Porri, the exhibition offer a perspective on Estonian contemporary photographic art, focusing on space and the perception of environment. More information here.
Spending upcoming weeks in New York, USA.
11/3/2013I am taking part in Amber Road Show, a group exhibition organized by FLUSS in the Castle of Wolkersdorf, Austria, in May 2013.
I will be giving lectures at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Open Academy, until the end of May 2013.
Selected works of ISSP 2012 are featured in today's GUP Magazine (NL). My exhibition images from the series 'Cosmogony' is included to the portfolio.
I am selected as a Spectrum Emerging Talent, that is a new initiative of The Sunday Times Magazine's photo editors! My ongoing series 'Estonian Documents' is featured in The Sunday Times Magazine's Beyond Spectrum.
There will be an expanded screening of THE FENCE photo exhibition today in Photoville in Brooklyn, New York. My series 'By The Lake' is included.
Latvian Foto Kvartals published my portfolio and a short interview today in Porfolio section. Many thanks to Arnis Balcus!
I am selected to ISSP in Kuldiga, Latvia, this year. All the selected participants are listed here.
Photograph 'Irja' became part of the collection of Estonian Theatre and Music Museum.
Ogoniok magazine, based in Moscow, published my series 'By The Lake' in today's issue, November 28th 2011.
Nicotine Magazine (USA) features my series '21st Century Estonians' in September Issue.
I am really happy to say, that I am one of the selected photographers in PDN Photo Annual 2011, USA. PDN Magazine will publish my image of twins representing the series 'By The Lake' in special edition of Photo Annual 2011 in June. All the winning entries of the contest are seen here.
Magazine GEO published my series 'By The Lake' in May 2011.
Camera Obscura blog/magazine published my portrait diptychs from the series 'By the Lake' with my written text about it. See here.
For a while ago I photographed two writers Hedi Rosma and Viivi Luik for the book 'The Book I Am'. The book is out now and you can purchase it in the bookstores from December 9th, 2010.
Jorg M. Colberg from Conscientious features my series 'By The Lake' on November 16th 2010 in section of 'European Contemporary Photography'.
My photos about Russian Orthodox Old Believers closed community will be seen among others during the group exhibition in October 2010 in Perm, State Art Gallery, Russia. The opening is October 9th.