Gueorgui Pinkhassov - Magnum Photos Commercial

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Gueorgui Pinkhassov - Magnum Photos Commercial
Gueorgui
Pinkhassov
Russian, b. 1952
Pinkhassov’s interest in photography began
while he was still at school. After studying
cinematography at the VGIK (the Moscow
Institute of Cinematography), he went on to
work at the Mosfilm studio and then as a set
photographer.
In 1978 Pinkhassov joined the Moscow Union of Graphic Arts and obtained the status of
an independent artist. His work was noticed
by the prominent Russian filmmaker Andrei
Tarkovsky, who invited Pinkhassov to the set
to make a reportage about his film ‘Stalker’
(1979).
Pinkhassov moved permanently to Paris in
1985. He joined Magnum Photos in 1988.
He works regulary for the international press,
particularly for Geo, Actuel and the New York
Times Magazine. His book, Sightwalk, explores individual details, through reflections
or particular kinds of light, often approaching
abstraction.
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