Rus Eng

I was born in Chelyabinsk in 1983. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the South Ural State University. Photographic education - DocDocDoc Photo School on the course "Experiences of Contemporary Photography". In 2018-2020, I worked in the Photo Heritage Department in the State Historical Museum of the South Urals.

Member of the Union of Photographers of Russia. Member of the Chelyabinsk photo club "Kamenny Poyas" (Stone Belt).

The basic topics of my creative work are closely related to my small motherland. The Urals bears the traces of global human intervention in the external environment in an attempt to rebuild it to fit the specific needs. It is a region where the magnificent nature coexists with environmentally unfriendly areas and many industrial facilities. In my works, I consider the interaction between man and nature, ecology, industrial and post-industrial history of the region. I study the natural and social landscapes of the Urals. In addition, some part of my work is devoted to the abstract photography.

Finalist and prize winner of all-Russian and international competitions, including:
- National Geographic. Wildlife of Russia, 2013, 2015, 2018
- III Museum Biennale of Contemporary Photography, The State Russian Museum, 2013
- Best of Russia, 2014
- Nikon. Russia, 2014
- Photographer of the year, Chelyabinsk branch of SFHR, 2014
- Outdoor Photographer of the Year, 2017
- Young Photographers of Russia, 2018
- Natural World Photography Competition, Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographers, 2019
- DJ memorial Photography Contest, India 2019
- III International Photography Competition World Eco Photo, 2020
- Science Photographer of the Year, Royal Photographic Society, 2021

FIAP Salon Awards:

- IUP ribbon PLANET EARTH PHOTO CIRCUIT-2017, Russia
- Honorable Mention 19th Nature BIENNIAL - OMAN 2018
- FIAP bronze medal in the Ecology category of the "WorldEcoPhoto 2018", Russia
- Silver medal of the salon “International Photo Salon Numismatics Awards 2018”, Russia
- Silver medal Eurasia of the "WorldEcoPhoto 2019», Russia
- Salon Awards of the "International Photo Salon Numismatics Awards 2019", Russia
- FIAP bronze medal of the salon "7th Plovdiv", 2020

The photos were exhibited at many Russian and international exhibitions and festivals.
Selected exhibitions:

- "Photography. Moment. Life", group exhibitions, PiterPhotoFest Festival, 2014
- "Primeval Russia. South Ural", group exhibitions, Russia, Japan, 2015
- "Altai Wildlife", group exhibition, 2015, 2016
- "Primeval Russia" wildlife festival, 2018, 2019, 2020
- "Young Photographers of Russia", group exhibition, 2018
- «Landscapes», group exhibition, Blank Wall Gallery, Greece 2018
- "Primeval Russia. South Ural", individual exhibition, China 2019
- "2nd Chania International Photo Festival", group exhibition, Greece 2019
- «Suburbs», group exhibition, LoosenArt Gallery, Italy 2019
- "South Ural. The Best Photos", group exhibitions, Kazakhstan, Serbia 2019
- "[time] InBetween", group exhibition, International Biennale of Photography PhotoVisa, 2019
- "Living World: Ultimate Strength", group exhibition, Union of Wildlife Photographers, 2019
- Festival of Contemporary Photography "FIXAGE", group exhibition, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 2020
- F-Stop Magazine Group Exhibition “Still Life 2020”, group exhibition, 2020
- "MEGA Art Days", creative project with the Ural National Center for Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, 2020
- Science Photographer of the Year, Manchester Science Festival, 2021

Museum and private collections, galleries:
- The State Russian Museum
- State Historical Museum of the Southern Urals
- Private collections of Russia