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Heidi Hollinger

Visual Artist from Canada

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. After  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1968
Place of birth
Montreal
Nationality
Canada
Profession
Photographer

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