Yury Gudkov

Born 09.09.1990. Based in Saint-­Petersburg, Russia.

As a photographer he is interested in situations which take place between continuous contemplation and process of monotonous surveillance.
The central question of his work is how our attention is being caught by objects we see, how we become fascinated by seeable in general.


2015-2016 — Educational program «Photography. Post-graduate», FotoDepartament, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2014-2015 — Educational program «Overcoming photography», FotoDepartament, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2015 — Workshop «FotoDepartament winter residence».

Solo exhibitions

2016 — «Keep an eye on what you see», FotoDepartament Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Group exhibitions

2015 — «Experiences of Brownian motion», The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia.
2015 — «Construction. Photography in search of approach», International Festival of Photography, Uglich, Russia.
2015 — «Common imaginary», FotoDepartament Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.


2015 — Unseen Dummy Award shortlist (book “Keep an Eye on what you see”)


Published Artistbooks

2015 — “Keep an Eye on what you see”, selfpublished, edition 100



Price and editions

All images of this artist are available at FotoDepartament Gallery.

Our website contains a limited range of works.
The artist’s prints archive is available in person in FotoDepartament.Gallery or by info@fotodepartament.ru

Some artist’s photographs and objects are available online in FotoDepartament.Store



Dialog at Colta.ru (in Russian)

This is photobook

Bleek Magazine

YET Magazine / Aleksander Veryovkin & Yury Gudkov

The Best East European Photobook in 2015