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Eugene Kanaev

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location: Kazan, Russia

e-mail: ekanaev@mail.ru

phone: +7 (987) 2907620

        Evgeny Kanaev was born in 1955 in Zelenodolsk not far from Kazan.
        After finishing school, graduating from technical college and service in the army he worked at the shipyard for about 15 years. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute by correspondence.
        He started taking photographs when he was 16. Even being an amateur photographer, a member of the people's photo studio in Zelenodolsk, he repeatedly published his photos in the only Soviet magazine about photography "Sovetskoe foto".
        Since 1991, he worked as a photojournalist in the Tatarstan Yashlere regional youth newspaper.
        From 2001 to the present day, he has been working as a photographer at the Tatenergo press-center.
        Since 1991, he has been a member of the Union of Russian Photo Artists.
        Since 2015 member of the Noga Creative Union.
        Honored Cultural Worker of the Republic of Tatarstan.

        Awards & Honors:
        2000, 2003 Winner of the regional contests Portrait of the Epoch and Crystal Feather, Russia.
        2009 1st and 2nd prizes at the Territory of Victory Interregional Photo Contest, Russia.
        2004 Silver prizewinner at the Volga Biennale International Photo Contest, Russia.
        1997 Grand Prix at the Humor-Photo All-Russian Contest, Russia.
        1994 2nd and 3rd prizes in two nominations in the Interfoto-95 All-Russian Contest, Russia.

        Personal exhibitions:
        2014 Small Eclipse, the Khazine Gallery, Kazan, Russia.
        2011-12 Solar Plexus, Exhibition Hall "Manezh" at the Kazan Kremlin; The Art Gallery, Zelenodolsk; Salih Saidashev Concert Hall, Kazan, Russia.
        2006 Our Energy, Tatenergo, Kazan, Russia.
        2005-06 Real-life Stories, Photounion Gallery, Moscow; Museum of Fine Arts, Kazan; Russian Museum of Photography, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
        2005 1000 years later, Museum of Fine Arts, Kazan; Tatenergo, Kazan, Russia.
        1998-99 Virtual Lyrics, Union of Artists, Kazan; 7x7 Gallery, Cheboksary, Russia.
        1996 Within the Space, Kazan National Cultural Centre, Russia.
        1994 Autumn Blues, Volga Exhibition Hall, Kazan, Russia.
        1993 My World, Gorky Cultural Centre, Zelenodolsk, Russia.

        Bibliography:
        2014 The Ancient city of Bolgar, Kazan, Russia.
        2006 Real-life Stories in Photos, Tatar Book Publishing House, Kazan, Russia.