Z cyklu „Looking for a friend”

Georgii Vinogradov


Francja – France

Looking for a friend „Looking for a friend... Looking for a friend... Looking for a friend...Someone, who's still small, but no longer an adult. Someone who would go through water and fire, would jump on off a bridge with a rope. It's just not that easy. Someone who'd stay till the end, and not like the other, who comes along once a year... I don't know how to live, I don't know how to be friends.” IMDG
A series about surviving the tragedy of the death of a best friend, a family member. A piece of my life that had an „initiation effect”. The work, which from the beginning was a way to get out of the painful memories and as a tribute to a loved one. As a result of moving to another country, has taken on a different meaning, filled with a different context, finally it is not only about memory, but also the loss of roots, the duality of nature, like a split personality, into before and after, about finding a shelter place, about the gap formed.

Bio / CV

GEORGII VINOGRADOV Born in Saint-Petersburg, Georgii Vinogradov lives and works between France and Russia. After visual and literary studies, he decided to focus on documentary photography. He photographs cities, society, ruined dreams. His work as an author halfway between fixes and moving images, influenced by his university studies in photography and then in cinema, seeks to capture the fiction of the urban environment. While exhibiting regularly in France and abroad, he produces various photographic works for commission. Based in Lyon, France

2019 Master 2 in Audiovisual Studies / University Lyon Lumiere 2
2017 Masters in Fine Arts / ESADSE, St Etienne
2012 BTS Photography / Photofaculty of the Journalist Union, St Petersburg
2010 Masters in Literature / Leningrad University, St. Petersburg.

2020 „Pinhole Photography Exhibition”, ROSPHOTO, St. Petersburg, Russia
2019 „Fights against discrimination, here and elsewhere”, Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l'Homme in partnership with the Foundation for Human Rights, Lyon, France
2019 „10 edition. motto: Fact, fiction, truth”, Phodar Biennial, Sofia, Bulgaria
2018 „Artistic competition winners' exhibition”, CROUS de Lyon and Musee des Confluences, Lyon, France
2017 „Fourth Museum Photo Biennale of Contemporary Photography”, Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
2017 „Grand Prix Paris Match”, Paris City Hall, Paris, France
2017 „Les luttes contre les discriminations, ici et ailleurs”, Institut catholique, Lyon, France
2015 „Photofaculty 50”, Karl Bulla Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia

Awards // Selections // Recognition
2019 Shortlist of Felix Schoeller Photo Award
2019 Winner of the Phodar Biennale, Bulgaria
2017 1st place in the regional student art competition Photo „Rue”, CROUS de Lyon
2017 Photojournalism Grand Prix Winner
2017 Photojournalism Grand Prix Winner of Paris-Match, France
2016 Short list of HIPA, Hamdan International Photography Award, „The Challenge”, Dubai
2016 Multimedia contecst, Young Photography Russia

Publications // Catalogues
2019 Le Monde, report on the Paris event
2019 OUEST France, report on the Paris event 2019 CROUS Lyon art competition catalogue
2017 Catalogue of the Fourth Museum Photo biennial of Contemporary Photography, Russian Museum, St Petersburg

2018 „Museum guardian” (12 min). Clermont Ferrand Documentary Festival
2019 Internship Agence France Presse, stringer photographer
2018 Le Monde internship, iconographer in the photography department