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Direct positive images

Born in 1962 in Minsk, Soviet Union.
Lives and works in Minsk, Belarus.

1980-85.- Studied cibernetics and automatic control systems at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics.
1980 - First practice of scuba diving at Minsk School of Voluntary Society to Support Army, Air Forces and Navy with instructor Valery Burtsev.
1985-91 - Worked an engineer, Minsk.
1988-89 - Contacting Valery Lobko Creative Photography Studio in Minsk.
1990 - Prize by Kodak-Pathe Foundation at Salon International de la Recherche Photographique, Royan, France.
1991 - First solo exhibition, Galleri Index/ Fotograficentrum, Stockholm.
Artist working with photography.
1992 - Portfolio reviewer at FotoFest, Houston, Texas, USA.
2000 - Portfolio reviewer at Odense Photo Triennial, Odense, Denmark.
1995 and 1996.- Guest teacher at Turku School of Art and Communication, Turku, Finland.
1997-2006 - Artist in residence at: Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, (1997); Konstepidemin/ School of Photography and Film of Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden, (1998); Kuenstlerhaus Boswil, Boswil, Switzerland, (1999); Villa Waldberta, Feldafing-Munich, Germany, (2000); Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, (2006).
1994-95 - Started writing texts and prose.
1997 - Declarative abandonment from creation of new photographic works.
2001- First book of his prose "Nach Osten. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell" and art-object-book "Sergeyev's Temptation" .
2002 - One of his works has disappeared from a retrospecrive show of his photographs at Contemporary Art Museum (from 'Invisible' series), Minsk .
2003 - Resumed practicing scuba diving at Sea Pegas Diving Club, with instructor Andrey Likhachyov, PADI, Minsk .
2004 - First courses of technical scuba diving, with instructor Sergey Borisov, TDI, Hurghada, Egypt .
2005 - Certified as Adv Tx TDI diver with instructor Andrey Chistyakov; Trimix Deep Diving master-class with Chistyakov and diving with him to the depth of 192 meters, The Blue Hole, Dahab, Egypt.

His recent works are mostly focused on text in its various forms, on virtual installations and real life objects and situations.

Igor Savchenko, Direct positive images series, 2008, photograph
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Igor Savchenko, Direct positive images series, 2008, photograph
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