Grigoriy Yaroshenko (1971) is a Russian documentary photographer, curator, educator and film director.
Graduated with a degree in cinematography from the Sergei Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow, he headed the Leica Akademie Russia (2011–13). Official photographer at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi (2013–14). Director of photography for the Roads of Russia multimedia online project (2015–17). He is a special projects director for The Envoy of Europe in Russia and The Herald of Europe in the UK (2000–20).
His works have been acquired by collections of the Moscow House of Photography, National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow), Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf (Germany) and many private and public collections around the world. Yaroshenko worked on a number of personal projects throughout the years. In 2006 he published “Kanin Nos” book with writer Sardar Sardarov. In 2018 in collaboration with White Space Gallery (London) he published “Norilsk” — a poetic and obscure journey to the Russian city of Norilsk that was founded as a site for forced labour, constituting the centre of the Norillag system of GULAG labour camps.
In 2019 he publishes ЖД Iron Road — a year-long journey across Russia by the railroad.
Yaroshenko participated in the 64th and 65th Russian Antarctic Expedition (2019-2020) as a photographer and film director.
He is the winner of the Silver Camera and special Volkswagen award in the “Events and Everyday Life” category. Nominated for the Black & White Spider Awards (2010). Won first place for “Documentary, Social, Political and Photojournalism” in the international competition of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (2016).
Yaroshenko is a member of the Russian Union of Photographic Artists. He is based in Moscow.
2018 Publication and presentation of the Norilsk photo album, Photo London 2018, White Space Gallery, London
2016 «Norilsk» exhibition, Palazzo Coppini, Florence «Trench Line» project, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa
2015 «Norilsk Factory: 8 Decades» exhibition, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
2014 «Britain» project exhibition, Photo Biennale 2014, Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery, Moscow
2013 Charity exhibition and auction in aid of the Moscow House of Photography, Phillips, Moscow
2011 «Spirit of Scotland» exhibition, Leica Gallery, Moscow
«London» one-man show, Fashion and Style in Photography 2011, House of Photography, Moscow
«AvtoVAZ» project, «Manezh» Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
«Energy» project, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow «Atomic Civilization» project, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
2010 «Moscow TYuZ» project, Silver Camera Awards exhibition, «Manezh» Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
«Paris» exhibition, Photo Biennale 2010, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
«To See Paris and Live» charity exhibition and auction held by the «Child Hearts» and «Era» foundations with the support of Sotheby’s Auction House, «Era» Gallery, Moscow
«Natuzzi» one-man shows, «Natuzzi Moscow» salon, Moscow;
«Natuzzi-Cologne», Cologne «Spirit of Scotland» exhibition, Atelier am Eck, D sseldorf Charity exhibition and auction in aid of the Moscow House of Photography in collaboration with Phillips, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
2009 «Traces» one-man show, Fashion and Style in Photography 2009, House of Photography, Moscow
2008 «Cuba — An Island on the Threshold», Photo Biennale 2008, Moscow
«Spain in the Viewfinder», special project of the Moscow House of Photography for the State Visit of HM King Juan Carlos of Spain, «Manezh» Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
2006 «The Russian Vision on Europe, » Europalia International Festival, Centre d’Art de Rouge-Clo tre, Brussels; Photo Biennale
2005 «Roma — Doppia Storia», MARS Modern Art Center, Moscow
2004 «London», MARS Modern Art Center, Moscow, «Anybody. City. Reflections», National Liberal Club, London