Andrey Chezhin was born in Leningrad in 1960. He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Film Engineers in 1982. During his years in the Institute Andrey became involved with photography. He joined the famous photo club “Mirror” in 1985 and later “TAK” group (1987-1996). Chezhin became a member of such organizations like art association Photopostscriptum in 1993, Humanitarian Foundation “Free Culture” in 1996 and the International Federation of Artist (IFA) in 1998. He is also a member of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia since 1995, a founder of the annual photo festival “Autumn Photo Marathon” (since 1998). Chezhin is the director of the “PHOTOimage” gallery and of the “Museum of Drawing-Pin” both in St. Petersburg. He had some 60 solo exhibitions and a participated in over 160 group exhibitions in Russia, Europe and the US.
Unpredictability of photographic process
Self-sufficiency of photographic means of expression