Born in St. Petersburg, raised in Siberia and educated in Siberia and France, Max Sher took up photography in 2006. Having started out as photojournalist he has then moved on into visual arts. His work, personal and commissioned, was since exhibited both at home and internationally and has appeared in Courrier International, Monocle, Esquire (Russia), le Monde, The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, Libération, The Washington Post, Wallpaper, Financial Times Weekend, etc. as well as in photography and art publications including Foto8, Fraction Magazine, Iskusstvo – The Art Magazine (Russia), Flak Photo, Unless You Will, LPV. In 2008, Max was nominated for KLM Paul Huf Award, in 2013 he became finalist in the Cord Prize. Sher's first artist book A Remote Barely Audible Evening Waltz has been published by Treemedia Publishers in August 2013 (see Book on this website). Sher's latest completed project Map and Territory was shown in February 2014 at Triumph Gallery, Moscow. Lives and works in Moscow, represented by Triumph Gallery




Russian Palimpsest as part of Urban Landscapes, P46 Gallery, Camogli, Italy, 20 July  - 31 August 2014


Solo shows:

Map and Territory, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, 2014

Kars, Fotodepartament Foundation, St.Petersburg, Russia, 2010

Kronstadt: Dreaming of the Past, Fotodepartament Foundation, St.Petersburg, Russia, 2008


Group shows:

Russian Palimpsest as part of Close and Far: Russian Photography Now, Calvert 22 Gallery, London, June 18 - August 17, 2014

Russian Palimpsest as part of the Uglich International Photo Festival, Uglich, Russia, 6-10 August 2014

Russian Palimpsest as part of Moskovia. Research, Museum of Applied Arts, Moscow June 18 - July 17, 2014

Residence Permit: Egor Zaika & Max Sher, Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2012

Madre Russia, Museo Civico, Asolo, Italy, 2012

Vice Photo Show 2012, Photohub_Manometr, Moscow, Russia, 2012

EAST: Young Eastern European Photography, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2011

Photomonth Cracow, Poland, 2011

Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania, 2010

2nd Moscow Biennale of Architecture, a commission for Praktika Architects, Moscow, Russia, 2010

EAST: Young Eastern European Photography, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2010

Young Russian Photography, Manege Central Exhibitions Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2009

Aleppo Int’l Photo Festival, Syria, 2009

2Young, Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, 2009

EAST: Young Eastern European Photography, by Anzenberger Agency, Brick5, Vienna, Austria, 2008


A Remote Barely Audible Evening Waltz, Treemedia Publishers, Moscow, 2013


Collective Book Projects:

This Day of Change, Kodansha Courrier Japon Publishers, Japan, 2009

EAST, Anzenberger Agency, Moser Verlag, Germany, 2008



Email: maxim.sher@gmail.com

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