Igor Samolet

Born in1984, Russia

Documentary photographer. The lead character of his works is a person hopping, making mistakes. The main theme of his creation is human relations. Working on projects for a long time and in personal places, the author reaches the necessary level of truth and openness and gets the possibility to see
not only the joyful part of life. Igor is interested not in outer reasons of his characters’ actions, but the nature of their intimate cravings and wishes.



2011 — 2013 Moscow Photography and Multimedia School n.a. Rodchenko 2003 — 2008 Syktyvkar State University, Graphic designer

Selected exhibitions

2015 — «Herbarium» (solo), IX Moscow International Biennale Fashion and style in photography 2015, Moscow, Russia

2015 — «The Smell Of Dust» Brazil, France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands 2014 — «Troublemakers» Flakon, Moscow, Russia
2014 — «SNOECKSshow» Schipperskappel, Brugge, Belgium
2012, 2013, 2014 — «Mooseberry. International plein air» Syktyvkar, Russia 2014 — «Young Russian Photography» Norilsk, Syktyvkar, Russia

2014 — «Generation START» (solo), Manifesta10, St. Petersburg, Russia
2014 — «Inventing everyday life» Manifesta10, St. Petersburg, Russia
2014 — «Twelve thinking photographers» Manifesta10, St. Petersburg, Russia 2014 — «I live in a rosette»(solo), ROSIZO, Moscow, Russia
2013 — «Most», Slubice, Poland
2013 — «Five» Gallery HilgerNEXT, Vienna, Austria
2013 — «To See» Fotodepartament, St. Petersburg, Russia
2013 — «Fotobase» All Russian Decorative Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
2013 — «Distance» Fabrika, Moscow, Russia
2013 — «The happy end» МАММ, Moscow, Russia
2012 — «Steam»VINZAVOD (solo), Moscow, Russia
2012 — «Closed during restorations. Internal works» ARTPLAY, Moscow, Russia 2008 — «Balcony» (solo), Gallery Shuperski, Poznan, Poland
2007 — «No7» (solo), Syktyvkar, Russia

Price and editions

All images are available at FotoDepartament Gallery:

Project “Herbarium”:

edition 10+1 AP at size 40х60 cm / price €1000

edition 7 + 1 AP at size 60х90 cm / €1500


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