French/Russian b. Moscow 1952
Interested in photography since school, he studied cinematography at VGIK (Institute of Cinematography in Moscow) from 1969 to 1971.
Between 1971 and 1980 he worked for the studio, Mosfilm, in a team of cameraman, and later as a film stills photographer. He always made time for personal creativity and photographic research. Andrei Tarkovsky noticed Gueorgui Pinkhassov, the spirit of whose films strongly influenced him. Tarkovski invited him to the set of "Stalker."
In 1978, Gueorgui Pinkhassov joined the Moscow Union of Graphic Arts, the status of which allowed him to participate freely in exhibitions. In 1985, he moved to Paris.
In 1988, the cooperative of Magnum Photos accepted him. He worked actively for the media and covered the major events of the time: the Armenian earthquake, events in Lithuania, the coups in Moscow and the events in Mongolia, Indonesia, Africa, etc. Magazines such as The New York Times Magazine, GEO, Independent, Figaro Magazine and others commissioned various reports, allowing him to see the world from different perspectives. But it is not only the registering of events that interest him. His photographic creativity allows him to perfect his work, reinforcing the creative spirit of the Magnum founders.
Gueorgui Pinkhassov has been invited to participate in cultural programs organized by the Mayor's office of Ville de Paris, the Ministry of Culture, and various publishing houses as well as Magnum projects.
His work has been shown in both personal and collective exhibiitons. The latest, "Magnum, Our turning World," takes place in various cities around the world during the year 2000. His latest book, "Sightwalk" (25 photographs of Tokyo) was published by Phaidon in 1998.