Yury Oprya was born in 1985 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia. Yury have dealt black-and-white photography of medium and large formats since 2002. Graduated at the Saint-Petersburg University Culture and Arts. Lives and works in St. Petersburg. Founder and participant of Art of Foto group since 2011. Member of the cultural project ‘Journey to Russia’. The director of the Art of Foto Gallery. Participated in the workshop on a split-printing in Wetzlar, Germany in the company ‘Heiland electronic’. Passed master-classes of Wolfgang Moersch on the fine-printing and toning.
First Photo Biennale of Russian Museum, 2010
The Second Photo Biennale of Russian Museum, 2012
‘Manifestation’, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014
‘Fotografie aus St. Petersburg’, Wetzlar, Germany, 2014
‘Moscow Photographic Salon’, Russia, 2014, 2015
‘Schwarz-Weiß-Foto’, Hanau, Germany, 2016
‘Fotovintage’ fair, Paris, France, 2016