Gueorgui Pinkhassov

After graduating from the Moscow Institute of Cinematography, George Pinkhassov (Moscow, 1952) became a camera operator at the Mosfilm Studios and later a set photographer. He joined the Moscow Union of Graphic Arts in 1978, obtaining the status of an independent artist. His work was noticed by the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, who invited Pinkhassov to make a reportage about his film ‘Stalker’ (1979). In 1985, Pinkhassov moved to Paris in 1985, where he joined Magnum Photos in 1988. He works regulary for international magazines, such as Geo, Actuel and the New York Times Magazine.