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05.07.11 addslashes(addslashes(addslashes(Gold medal at Trierenberg Supercircuit Competition)))
addslashes(addslashes(addslashes(In May 2011 my photo "Head of a Headless Girl" won a gold medal at the FIAP Trierenberg Supercircuit Competition.
You can see results at in the Special Themes section.)))
31.03.09 SPJ Exellence in Photojournalism Award
It was kindly brought to my attention that I am one of 2008 winners of SPJ Excellence in Journalism Award for a portrait of General Lott (retired). Freezing our butts off on a runway of Flint Bishop International Airport in -20F paid off!
27.09.08 My photos in Leica Master Shots Gallery
A few of my photos made to Leica Master Shots Gallery. You can see them here.
27.09.08 Show Free-Range Photo in San Francisco
A group exhibit "Free-Range Photo" opened last week. There I participate along with a group of great photographers. Some of them I am proud to call my students.
09.06.08 Photographer of 2007
I won an international contest "Photographer of the year 2007" held by a St. Petersburg agency ARTINDEX in a nomination "fine art photography". Russian press-release may be found here
06.06.08 Workshop in University of Hawaii at Manoa 18-20 of July 2008
I will teach a workshop "Fundamentals of Photographic Perception" on 18-20 of July in University of Hawaii. If you by any chance are in the neighborhood, so join by all means!

29.01.08 Article in Signature Magazine
An article about precious me was published in a february issue of Signature Magazine. For those genuinely interested in what they had to say, everything is righthere.
04.12.07 Calumet Photographic Photo of the Week
My photo Head of a Headless girl won Calumet Photographic "photo of the week" contest.
01.12.07 Web Galleries
At last I managed to put together a beta-version of Web Galleries. This is a page from which you can access my slide shows. There is no direct link yet (since it is beta), but you can find it here .
21.11.07 Exhibition
Some of my new and not-so-new photos can be seen at Univers dArtistes, where they are featured with my permission.
01.11.07 International Photofestival in Estremoz, Portugal
International Photo Festival in Estremoz opened on the 27th of October and will take place until the 10th of November of 2007. My exhibition consists of fourty six photos is located in a gallery of the City Musium of Modern Art. Should you be visiting Portugal, please feel free to leave a note in the gallery guest book.
28.07.07 Exhibition in Detroit infamous Severance Gallery
On 28th of July 9 p.m. Midwest Society of Erotic Photography ( whom I am a distinguished member) opens its exhibition. It will be held in Severance Gallery in the historic Eastern Market District of Detroit. If you want to see everything for yourself, you can do it at the following address:
Severance Gallery
2714 Riopelle Street
Detroit, Michigan 48207
United States
22.07.07 Spider Awards Nomination
My photo Scent of a Woman was nominated for the First Prize in a professional>nude category at Spider Awards 3rd Annual (2006) contest of which Joice Tenneson was a head judge.
22.05.07 Exhibition in Finland
My personal show of nearly fifty photographs will take place in Tampere, Finland from June 5th to July 5th 2007 in Panhorama Underground Gallery

27.02.06 Advanced Course in Moscow Academy of Photography
I will be out of country from March 26th to April 19th. I will be teaching an advanced course Photography as a tool for creative self-expression in Moscow Academy of Photography.
04.10.05 Two-week course in Moscow Photoacademy, Russia
I will not be in the US from 14th of November to 8th of December, 2005 because Moscow Photoacademy invited me to give a two-week intensive course on people photography. Even though an official name for the course is "Artistic Portraiture", students will have to deal with my unorthodox methods of teaching and taking pictures. For more info (Russian only) please check
07.06.05 New article "Camera and Photographic Style" on Lexar Digital Photography
My new article "Camera and Photographic Style" published on Lexar Digital Photography site unexpectedly became a quite a hit. I wrote after a week of shooting with my long-forgotten Contax G2 and realizing how strikingly different pictures were compared to what comes out of my medium format rig.

You can find the article here:

Enjoy :)
28.10.04 Commemorative workshops
All information about upcoming workshops can be obtained at
20.05.04 New photographs added
I just added a number of new photos on Portrait, Glamour and Nude pages.
June 12-13 I will be holding a workshop in San Francisco. For detailed information and registration please click HERE
29.04.04 Creative Approach in Fine-Art Photography. Seminar in San Francisco
I am holding a two-day seminar "Creative Approach in Fine-Art Photography" on the second week of June in San Francisco. Sitting is limited to 20 participants. Exact date and registration information will be posted soon.
07.10.03 Show in St. Petersburg, Russia
Today we are opening a one month show "Fine Play" in Chaplin Club, St. Petersburg, Russia. You can see works of three photoartists, Pavel Kiselev, Alex Fedechko and Irakly Shanidze. Te main theme of the show is erotic mock-art.
31.07.03 Book Announcement
In the end of August a new book "Snipers in Love" will be printed. It represents about two hundred color and B&W works of four fine art photographers: Garik Avanesyan, Ed Tevosov, Pavel Dolezhal and Irakly Shandize. The book is hard cover, printed on high quality paper. Suggested retail price $36. Please write for more information.
01.05.03 Upcoming Show Announcement
My next show will take place in Royal Oak Main Theater in Royal Oak, M at 118 Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, phone (248) 542-5198. An opening ceremony will tentatively commence at 8:00pm.