Igor Tabakov – Featured IPA member
Igor Tabakov was the head photographer and photo editor of The Moscow Times during 20 years.
His passion for photography and cinema started when he was only 10 years old. Great influence on the formation of his creativity as a photographer had Alexander Rodchenko. In 1985 he graduated from journalism department of Lomonosov Moscow State University. For over six years he served as the head of the department of exhibitions at Photo Center of the Union of Journalism and prepared more than 100 exhibitions. In 1992-1993 he worked as director of the Russian press photo service the House of Russian Press. As a photographer, he has taken part in dozens of exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
Igor has won the Moscow award for journalism, the prize of the Russian Union of Journalists and several prizes in international competitions.
His superior talent was noted early on, and he was recognized by some of Russia’s top photographers.
Igor is the author of six photobooks, including Reflection, Faces of Moscow, Moscow. Times, finlandia.ru.
Igor now works in the newspaper Novosti Helsinki