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• More than twenty years of combined experience in photojournalism, fashion, advertising, and photo illustration

• Substantial body of fine-art work

• Expert knowledge of the traditional and digital processes and practical applications of the color theory and spectroscopy in digital photography


2000-2002 New York Institute of Photography

2000-2002 MBA(MPH), University of Michigan

1993-1996 PhD, Wayne State University

1985-1992 MS, Moscow State University


 • 1990-current Commercial Photographer. Collaboration with advertising agencies, publishers, fashion designers.
• Creative and photography, application of candid street photography in fashion and advertising.
• Advertising photography. Imagemaking. Creative and technical implementation.
• Product photography. Covers, catalogs, newsletters. Perfumes Guerlain, Chanel, Lolita Lempicka, Kenzo. Jewelry, fine watches: Van Cleff& Arpels, Patek Philippe, Rolex, De Grisogono. Guerlain, Chanel, Lolita Lempicka, Kenzo. Jewelry, watches: Van Cleef & Arpels , Rolex, De Grisogono.
Food photography. Fashion.
• 2010-current Photo Production Director, Parliament Studios/NXT, Clawson, MI USA
• 2004-current Founder and Dean, International Academy of Photographic Arts. Planning and development of academic curriculum,
• 2008-current Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii "Psychology of Visual Perception in Photography"
• 2005-current Visiting Professor, Московская Академия Фотографии, Томская Академия Фотографии. Lectures and workshops on fine art and commercial photography: advertising, fashion.
• 1990-1998 Photojournalist at “Вестник Московского Университета”
• 1988-1989 Military Photojournalist at “Слава Родины” Soviet Army newspaper, South-Western region.


Marc Williams, Creative Director, Stone & Simons Advertising +1 (248) 855-4475,
Elena Malchenko, Group Brand manager, Japan Tobacco International +7 (727) 732 2092,
Alfred Schopf, CEO, Leica Camera AG
Ulrich Rohde, Chairman, Synergy Microwave Corp. +1 973 881-8800 ext. 202,


Dirty Show Detroit; special guest artist; 2’2011
Personal exhibition, Acacao, St. Petersburg, Russia, 11’2010
Fotoloft jointly with Art Moscow, Moscow, Russia; personal show,9-10’2010
Embassy of the Ukraine, Tokyo, Japan, 5-8’2010
Personal exhibition, Leica Center “Яркий мир”, St. Petersburg, Russia; 5’2010
Rituals Around The World. Manezh Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia, 8’2009
LFI Magazine, Leica Story permanent collection, 5’2009 Free Range Photo; 9’2008
LFI Magazine, Leica Master Shots permanent collection, 9’2008 International Photo Festival in Estremos, Portugal; curator, 9’2008
Fotoloft, Moscow, Russia; featured artist for the first issue of Portfolio Magazine, 6’2008
Dirty Show Detroit; special quest artist, 2’2008
Fotoloft, Moscow, Russia; permanent collection 11’2007
Univers d’Artistes; featured artist, 11’2007
International Photofestival in Estremoz, Portugal; principal artist 11’2007
Severance Gallery, Detroit 7’2007
Redd Apple Gallery, Detroit 5'2006
Festival of Contemporary Photography, Centre of Contemporary Art “Vinzavod”, Moscow; featured artist, 5’2007
Panhorama Gallery, Tempere, Finland; personal show 5’2007
Chaplin Club, St. Petersburg, Russia; show “Fine Play” 10’2003
Michael Mullan’s Gallery, London ON Canada; group show 8’2003
Royal Oak Main Theater, Royal Oak, MI USA; personal show 5’2003
“Foto-island”, Moscow; Personal show , 3’2003
Studio Center, Ann Arbor; exhibition “Russian Eye”, principal artist, 3’2003


Professional Nomination, B&W Spider Awards 2010
Best Photographer, Real Detroit Weekly Magazine Readers Poll, 2'2011
Best Photographer, Real Detroit Weekly Magazine Readers Poll, 4’2009
First Prize, SPJ Excellence Award (Michigan chapter) 5’2008
Russian Photographer of the Year 2007, Fine Art Nomination.
Professional Nomination, B&W Spider Awards 2006
Special Prize, “Forema”, Moscow 2006
Special Award "The most original work", Международный конкурс Sony “Like.No.Other.”, Москва, Россия 2005


Gary Avanesyan, Pavel Dolezhal, Irakly Shanidze, Ed Tevosov. “Snipers in Love”, Prague 2003 IBSN 80-86315-07-X
Irakly Shanidze, “Портрет в фуражке с поросёнком”, Siberian Photo 6’2001
Irakly Shanidze, “Макрофотография”, Siberian Photo 1’2002
Irakly Shanidze, “Управление цветами в цифровой фотографии”, Siberian Photo, 2’2002
Irakly Shanidze, “Телеобъективы. Фотография для сильных и состоятельных”, Siberian Photo 3’2002
Irakly Shanidze, “Десять советов начинающему фотографу”, Siberian Photo 4’2002
Evgeny Safian, Irakly Shanidze, “Сплит-тонирование вчера и сегодня”, Siberian Photo 6’2002
Irakly Shanidze, “Contax N Digital”, Siberian Photo 1’2003
Irakly Shanidze, “Contax N Digital” (English translation)
Irakly Shanidze, “Гламур в фотографии”, Siberian Photo 6’2003
Irakly Shanidze, “Canon EOS 10D”, PRO Photo (5-6) 2003, Moscow, Russia
Irakly Shanidze, “Фабрика ангелов”, PRO Photo, (7) 2003, Moscow, Russia
Irakly Shanidze, “Leica Digilux 2”, PRO Photo 6(16) 2004
Ираклий Шанидзе, “Костюм”, “Rolex Oyster Perpetual”; Anthology “Совершенно Несерьезно”, printed publication of, 2006
Irakly Shanidze, “The Elements of Style”,
Irakly Shanidze, “Tulip of Passion”,
Irakly Shanidze, “Digital Technologies in Teaching Photography”,
Pavel Kiselev, Irakly Shanidze, “Photography as a Way of Life”,
Irakly Shanidze, “Camera and Photographic Style”,
Irakly Shanidze, “Camera and Photographic Style” (Russian translation),
Irakly Shanidze, “Carl Zeiss ZM For Image Connoisseurs”,
Irakly Shanidze, “Perfume Photography”,
Irakly Shanidze, “Композиция и зрительная гармония”, Digital Photo, 2’2006, Moscow, Russia
Irakly Shanidze, “Империя абсурда”, Free Time, 4’2010, Moscow, Russia Irakly Shanidze, "Japan Through Eyes Wide Open, Sharp, 4'2011, Moscow, Russia