Igor Vereshchagin is a uniquely unassuming artist, an observer and photographer for more than 20 years. At an exhibition in the Moscow House of Photography (MAMM) showcasing the great Elliott Erwitt, Vereshchagin presented him with a visiting card that the legendary Magnum agency photographer had given to his father during his tour of the Soviet Union way back in the 60s. Vereshchagin had never shown his remarkable photographs in the museum and neither the director nor museum curators had seen them. Nonetheless, his ‘Given & Stolen’ exhibition in 2017, for which a superb book was published, was a resounding success.
Igor Vereshchagin is 66 years old. Since taking his first snapshot at the age of 5 he has never put down the camera. Besides photography, Vereshchagin’s second passion is music. The Beatles, Rolling Stones and other famous rock groups of that time became his idols when he was still a child. In 1994 he started to work as a photographer, mainly taking pictures of musicians. He became exclusive photographer on all of Garik Sukachov’s films, shooting big-name stars such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Chuck Berry, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Annie Leibovitz, Boris Grebenshchikov, etc. When the Rolling Stones visited Moscow in 1998, Igor Vereshchagin acted as the group’s official tour photographer. His photographs have featured in Russian and foreign publications, and on the record covers of many musicians, as well as decorating New York music clubs.
Materials by MAMM.