Георгий Чередниченко / チェレドニチェンコ ゲオルギ
I am a French-Russian photographer currently based in London after six years spent in Tokyo, Japan.
My photographic practice focuses on people and the notions of home, foreignness, and common ground. In an era of increased global trend towards xenophobia and isolationism, it feels only right to produce work that showcases a humanity that transcends geographical, ethnic, and political divides. In doing so, I hope to nudge viewers towards reflecting on the prevalent narratives of adversity and solitude.
The central themes that I investigate through my practice are strongly influenced by my background: I was born in Russia (then the Soviet Union), and grew up in France, after moving west with my family at the age of 9, at the onset of the 1990s. Spending my formative years on one side of the former Cold War, with my roots in the other, I was aware from an early age of the many expressions of otherness, but also of a human quality shared across divides. Growing up as an outsider, the quest for a common ground is a permanent fixture of life, as is the question of where home is — and whether it actually exists.
Despite the uneasy qualities of the themes I explore in my work, I remain a cautious optimist: I believe in the possibility for a common ground to be found and brought into the spotlight.
By affirming this idea of a universal underlying human nature, my practice follows steadily in the humanist photographic tradition of the 20th century, tracing its roots to The Family of Man exhibition, Diane Arbus’s portraiture work, and, more recently, the work of artists such as Luo Yang (“Girls”) or Richard Renaldi (“Touching Strangers”).
Similarly to these artists, my technical process is minimalist and non-manipulated: I work with straightforward techniques, photographing my subjects straight on, in the available light (with minimal artificial light when necessary) of their natural environments. Everyday life, with its real, lived-in spaces, is more theatrical and poetic to me than the most elaborate studio setup.
I am available for assignments and collaborations. Please email me at [email protected] to discuss rates and scheduling.
(Photo: Niall McDiarmid)
- MA Photography, Royal College of Art (2019)
- 1982: Born in Moscow, USSR
- 1991: Moved to Paris, France
- 2007: Photographed French presidential elections as a freelance photojournalist
- 2008: Photographed refugee camps in West Bank, Palestine
- 2011: Moved to Tokyo, Japan
- 2014-2015: Workshop with Charlie Kirk
- 2015, 2016: Masterclasses with Jacob Aue Sobol
- 2017: Moved to London and started studying at the Royal College of Art
- 2018: The Long Way Home, self-published, 76 pages, 200 copies. Buy a copy.
- 2016: TURBULENCE, self-published, 44 pages, 100 copies. Sold out.
- 2018: Group show, "#WIP2018" at the Royal College of Art, London
- 2016: Group show, "Inhabitants" at Gallery Niépce, Tokyo
- 2016: Solo show, "TURBULENCE" at Cafe Papier, Tokyo
- 2016: Solo show, "Goodbye; Hello" at Gyoen ROSSO 198, Tokyo.
- 2016: Group show, "PUNCTUM x Tokyo" at Place M, Tokyo
Competitions & Awards
- 2018: Shortlisted for Revolv Collective One Year Open Call
- 2018: Fisheye Magazine, "Sur les rails du Transsibérien"
- 2018: PLAIN Magazine, "The Long Way Home: A Month-Long Journey From Japan to Europe"
- 2018: Format Magazine, "A Photographer's Long Way Home from Tokyo to Moscow"
- 2018: CCT-SeeCity, "'The Long Way Home' — a photography book"
- 2016: Self Publish, Be Happy, "Turbulence by Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko"
- 2016: Spoon & Tamago, "Turbulence: A Zine That Captures Metropolitan Protest and Serendipity in Tokyo"
- 2016: Leica Camera Blog, "Compelling Images of a Prevailing Struggle"
- 2008: Flickr, "5 questions à Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko" (French)