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Konstantin Chemeris
Pushchino, Moscow region

Specialist in visual arts. Member of the Russian Union of Photographic Artists. Many-time winner of the Russian State Photographic Art Award. Author of a personal exhibition within the framework of the First Russian Fine Art Photo Festival. Author of two photobooks.

In his work, Konstantin uses a pictorialist approach with an emphasis on experimentation, mostly in the field of landscape photography. In his work, he prefers to utilize the monochrome palette. By applying modern digital techniques, he seeks to obtain a kind of graphics suggestive of the pencil drawing or photographic images at the dawn of the XX century. By selecting the subjects where the powers of Nature prevail over man and the things he makes, he strives for achieving psychological contiguity in the images he creates.

Biography
1970 – was born in the city of Pushchino, Moscow region.
1996 – graduated from the Oryol Pedagogical University with a degree in Fine Arts with a diploma project Etching.
1997 – started teaching drawing at the Pushchino art school.
2000 – admitted to the Pushchino Photo Club.
2010 – admitted to the Union of Russian Photographers.

Personal photo exhibitions
2010 – Pushchino, House of Scientists.
2016 – Pushchino, Youth Center "Vertical".
2017 – Serpukhov, Serpukhov History and Art Museum.
2017 – Kaluga, Kaluga House of Music.
2020 – Pushchino, House of Scientists.
Repeated participation in various collective exhibitions.

Books
2020 - photobook "Smoke".
2020 - photobook "Labyrinth".

Jury participation
2014, 2015 - All-Russian photo competition "Living history": participation in the jury.
2016, 2017 - City photo competition "Portrait of the city of S.", Serpukhov: participation in the jury.
2017 - Festival of Russian Art Photography: participation in the expert commission, participation in the jury of the blitz competition.
2019 - Open festival-competition "Generation", Kaluga: participation in the jury.
Repeated participation in the jury of municipal photo contests and contests of fine arts.

Awards
2009 – Badge "Honorary Worker of General Education of the Russian Federation"
Repeated laureate of the State scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in the field of photography.