“Black Sun of Leviathan” series by Alexander Chernavskiy – special print issue for Ideas Block
About the artist:
Born in 1981 in Moscow, Russia, Alexander Chernavskiy is a Russian artist, his career emerged in the wake of the influence of documentary traditions and contemporary art as the fields of his main interest. He is a magister of sociology (MPSU university). In 2010 he finished his secondary education in MSU (photojournalism), was a student through different international educational programs and workshops of «Fotodepartament» (S-Petersburg), in 2016 – School of Contemporary Art «Free Workshops» and is working as a freelance photographer and artist since then. He was working with Corbis, Demotix, DAD and TASS news agencies through the recent years. He is the member of Union of Russian Photo Artists since 2009. He was a participant of different festivals and exhibitions in Russia, Georgia, Belarus, Ukraine, USA, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Belgium. In 2015 and 2016 he was a recipient of the scholarships of the Ministry of Culture of Russia. Recent years are closely connected with art documentary projects, including his first photo book «Alpha» in 2015, published by Dostoevsky Publishing in Amsterdam. In 2017 he produced 3 new self-published photo books. His works were published by Privateonline, Sonder review, Snapdragon, Stoneboat, Raven Chronicles, Dodho, The Ocotillo Review in 2017.