Igor Chekachkov (b. 1989) — photographer and lecturer, founder of the Chekachkov photo academy (Kharkiv, Ukraine). Started as a photojournalist in 2008, Igor Chekachkov covered a wide range of cultural, political and sports events. This experience led him to the field of art photography, which he is still exploring now. The boundaries between public and intimate spaces, as well as modern digital algorithms and their influence on the image, are the main focus of Chekachkov's practice today. His work has been published in Forbes, National Geographic, The Guardian (UK), Der Spiegel (Germany), Le Monde (France), Wirtschafts Wochesince (Germany), Forbes (Ukraine) and others. He also continues to exhibit his prints internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, including work in the La Quitreme Image, Paris (2014), Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris (2015), Ukrainian Museum, New York (2015), Ukrainian Cultural Center, Los Angeles (2015), Odesa // Batumi festival (2017) and many others. Member of UPHA (Ukrainian Photographic Alternative) and UAPP (Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers) group.