Alexander Shumskikh

Alexander Shumskikh. Member of the NCU since 2006. Based in Moscow, Russia

Member of the NCU since 2006
Based in Moscow, Russia


Alexander Shumskikh was born in 1972 in Moscow, USSR.
In 1994 has ended the State Academy of Management as Information Technologist.
With 1995, besides the basic work in IT sphere, he began to travel on the Russian North, the place which has become lately a place of creation of alternative style of life.
In 2001 he has received blessing of archbishop Petrozavodsk and Karelian Manuil on erection of a wooden temple in Kolodozero, Pudozh district. Since that moment major efforts have been concentrated for the construction of a temple and the organization of a community.
In 2005 priest Arcady Shlykov serves the first Divine Liturgy.
First photos were taken at childhood by 'Zenit' and other Soviet cameras. Comprehension of direct participation in a photo has come subsequently.
Since 2006 — member of the Noga Creative Union.

Group exhibitions

2021 — NCU 15 years old, VI International festival of photography 'Fotokrok' named Sigismund Yurkovsky, Vitebsk Center of the Modern Art, Vitebsk, Belarus.
2009 — Territory of Joy, The Nevskaya Curtain of the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2009 — Territory of Joy, The scientific and cultural center of the museum-reserve Mikhailovskoye, Pskov region, Russia.
2009 — Territory of Joy, Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy, Voronezh, Russia.
2008 — Territory of Joy, Russian House of Science and Culture, Berlin, Germany.
2008 — Territory of Joy, Center for Orthodox Culture, Bialystok, Poland.
2008 — Territory of Joy, Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, Pskov, Russia.
2008 — Territory of Joy, Rumyantsev Mansion (branch of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg), St. Petersburg, Russia.  
2006 — Unknown Russia. Kolodozero, project of the Noga Creative Union, Cultural Center Spiritual Library, Moscow, Russia.