Vladimir Antoshchenkov


Vladimir Antoshchenkov was born in 1933 in Leningrad. In 1957 he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Leningrad Institute of Civil Engineering. In 1974 he received the Ph.D. degree at architecture. Since then, Antoshchenko was engaged in photography and presented the first series of works about Leningrad at the personal exhibition in the House of Architects.

He is justly called "the most famous architect among photographers." A special style - a combination of a strict, verified solution of the frame with subtle humor and unconcealed love for the city - made Vladimir Antoschenkov one of the most famous photo chroniclers of St. Petersburg. During his creative activity, he presented more than 25 solo exhibitions and was a member of group exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Antoshchenko actively collaborated with various magazines, including “Soviet Photo”, “Realtor”, “Three Arts”, “Design and Construction”, etc. Currently, he teaches at the Department of Urban Studies and Urban Design of the St. Petersburg University of Architecture and Construction. His hometown still remains for him the main source of architectural inspiration, which is confirmed by Vladimir Antoschenkov's numerous albums “Architecture of St. Petersburg. XX Century”, “Poetry of St. Petersburg”, “Roofs of St. Petersburg”, “Petersburg Courts”, among others.

The works of the photographer are included in museum collections, including the State Russian Museum, the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO.


2017    The Selected Photographs, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Saint-Petersburg

2015    Cube metamorphosis, The House of Architects, Saint-Petersburg

2012    Urban Classic. Saint-Petersburg. Vladimir Antoshchenkov, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow

            Vladimir Antoshchenkov. Photographs 1974-2012, State Museum and Centre of photography ROSPHOTO, Saint-Petersburg

           City. The Selected Photographs, The House of Architects, Saint-Petersburg

2007   Petersburg’s yards, State Museum and Center of photography ROSPHOTO, Saint-Petersburg

2004    The Exhibition of One Photo, State Museum and Centre of photography ROSPHOTO, Saint-Petersburg

2002    Stonework, The House of Photography, Moscow

2000    Poetics of Petersburg, Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, Moscow

1990    Leningrad through the lens of Vladimir Antoshenkov, Royale Prayers, Lemington, England

1989    Photographs from Russia. Leningrad, The Arts Center, Nashua, USA