Heidi Hollinger Visual Artist

Heidi Hollinger (born in Montreal, 1968) is widely credited with having revolutionized political photography in Russia during her 10-year residence in Moscow during the 1990s. Her portraits of leading politicians captured the spirit of Russian cultural emerging from behind the walls of the former Soviet bureaucracy. Her professional exploits and personal life were followed by the national media, making her, in the words of former Canadian Ambassador to Russia, Rodney Irwin, "the best-known Canadian in Russia". In 1990, she graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor¹s Degree in Modern Languages. She speaks English, French, Russian, Spanish and some Finnish. In 1991 she moved to Moscow to teach English at Moscow State University and in 1992 became a graduate student in Political Science. In 1994 she began working as the first non-Russian photo editor at the leading national daily newspaper Pravda. In the same year, her first photography exhibit, "Faces of the Opposition", opened at the Moscow Photo Center featuring stylistically unprecedented photographs of Russia's political elite, and was later shown in cities across Russia, as well as in Montreal and Los Angeles.

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Montreal , Canada
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1. McGill University Colleges/University

McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. McGill University is one of world's most prestigious universities. The university bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Glasgow, Scotland and alumnus of Glasgow University, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university. Founded in 1821, McGill was chartered during the British colonial era, 46 years before the Canadian Confederation, making it one of the oldest universities in Canada.

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Type Public university
2013. 1.07 bil. $
2010. 808 mil. $
Institution colors
845 Sherbrooke Street West, H3A 0G4 - Montreal, Québec
2012. 26,349
2010. 25,267
2012. 9,361
2010. 8,301
Acceptance rate
2012. 45.8 %
Local tuition
2013. 2.22 K $
2010. 3.5 K $
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b. 1938., Visual Artist
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b. 1973., Writer
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b. 1969., Actor
b. 1965., Mathematician
b. 1973., Author
b. 1964., Politician


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