Eugene Kanaev

Eugene Kanaev. Member of the NCU since 2015. Based in Kazan, Russia

Member of the NCU since 2015
Based in Kazan, Russia


Evgeny Kanaev was born in 1955 in Zelenodolsk not far from Kazan, USSR.
After finishing school, graduating from technical college and service in the army he worked at the shipyard for about 15 years. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute by correspondence.
He started taking photographs when he was 16. Even being an amateur photographer, a member of the people’s photo studio in Zelenodolsk, he repeatedly published his photos in the only Soviet magazine about photography 'Sovetskoe foto'.
Since 1991, he worked as a photojournalist in the Tatarstan Yashlere regional youth newspaper.
From 2001 to the present day, he has been working as a photographer at the Tatenergo press-center.
Honored Cultural Worker of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Since 1991 — member of the Union of Russian Photo Artists.
Since 2015 — member of the Noga Creative Union.

​​Awards & Honors

2000, 2003 — Winner of the regional contests Portrait of the Epoch and Crystal Feather, Russia.
2009 — 1st and 2nd prizes at the Territory of Victory Interregional Photo Contest, Russia.
2004 — Silver prizewinner at the Volga Biennale International Photo Contest, Russia.
1997 — Grand Prix at the Humor-Photo All-Russian Contest, Russia.
1994 — 2nd and 3rd prizes in two nominations in the Interfoto-95 All-Russian Contest, Russia.

Solo exhibitions

2021 Manifestation of the Past, Gallery of Modern Art, State Museum of Fine Arts, Kazan, Russia.
2014 Small Eclipse, the Khazine Gallery, Kazan, Russia.
2012 Solar Plexus, Salih Saidashev Concert Hall, Kazan, Russia.
2012 Solar Plexus, The Art Gallery, Zelenodolsk, Russia.
2011 Solar Plexus, Exhibition Hall 'Manezh' at the Kazan Kremlin, Kazan, Russia.
2006 Our Energy, Tatenergo, Kazan, Russia.
2006 Real-life Stories, Russian Museum of Photography, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
2006 Real-life Stories, Museum of Fine Arts, Kazan, Russia.
2005 Real-life Stories, Photounion Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2005 1000 years later, Museum of Fine Arts, Kazan; Tatenergo, Kazan, Russia.
1999 Virtual Lyrics, 7×7 Gallery, Cheboksary, Russia.
1998 Virtual Lyrics, Union of Artists, Kazan, Russia.
1996 Within the Space, Kazan National Cultural Centre, Russia.
1994 Autumn Blues, Volga Exhibition Hall, Kazan, Russia.
1993 My World, Gorky Cultural Centre, Zelenodolsk, Russia.

Group exhibitions

2021 — Noga 15 years old, VI International festival of photography 'Fotokrok' named Sigismund Yurkovsky, Vitebsk Center of the Modern Art, Vitebsk, Belarus.


2014 The Ancient city of Bolgar, Kazan, Russia.
2006 Real-life Stories in Photos, Tatar Book Publishing House, Kazan, Russia.

Museum collection

Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.
Russian Museum of Photography, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Museum of Photo Art, Museum of Organic Culture, Kolomna, Russia.