ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Oleg Klimov was born in 1964 in Tomsk. He studied at Kazan University, specialty - astrophysicist. Since 1989, he has been a photographer for the newspaper "Evening Kazan". From 1991 to 2004, he was a photographer for the NRC-Handelsblad newspaper (Netherlands). He has also worked for the following magazines: Ogonyok, Itogi, Time, Elsevier, Stern, Le Monde, Izvestia, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Het Parool, The Times, The Independent, The Washington Post, news agencies France Presse, Sygma, and others.
Co-founder of the Liberty.SU documentary photography support fund.
Repeatedly visited the "hot spots" of the former Soviet Union (Abkhazia, Chechnya, Tajikistan), Eastern European countries (Bosnia, Kosovo) and Central Asia (Iraq) to cover regional conflicts.
Personal exhibitions were held in Amsterdam (1996, 2002, 2004), Brussels (2004) and Nizhny Novgorod (2002). A personal retrospective exhibition on armed conflicts in the former USSR, "Just War", was shown in Moscow, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Petrozavodsk and other cities of Russia. Participant of collective exhibitions in Naarden, Berlin and New York.
In 2004, he published a book of photographs "Heritage of the Empire, My Doomed Motherland" - about the consequences of the collapse of the Soviet Union during the last 15 years, from 1989 to 2004 (published in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France). He participated in the photographic expedition "From White to Black Sea" (2013 - 2014). Since 2015 he has been working on the book "Subconscious Islands", about Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands based on the book by Anton Chekhov "Sakhalin Island".