Aleksei Shinkarenko

After graduating from the Belarusian National Technical University Aleksei Shinkarenko completed several internships in photo studios and research centres for photography, such as Photec, in the USA in 2000, 2006 in Wroclaw and in the photo studio Verse Beeldwaren in the Netherlands. From 2001 to 2008 he worked at the educational photo studio Krajawid in the State Palace for Children and Youngsters in Minsk. In 2006 he presented his first solo exhibition "Lively city", which was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe. He later participated in group exhibitions in Belarus, Lithuania and Poland. In 2007 he founded the Photo Centre in Minsk and has been its head ever since. Since 2010 he has been professor at the Institute of Journalism at the Belarusian State University. Furthermore he is the head of the School of Photography in Minsk and founded the contest of documentary photography "Time Archive". As an author he published a number of articles about photo art.