Photographer Eugene Kanaev was born in 1955 in the city of Zelenodolsk, 38 km from Kazan. When he was 16 years old, he became interested in photography and has been repeatedly published in the “Soviet Photo” magazine. From 1991 to 2001, Eugene worked as a photographer for the newspaper “Tatarstan Yashlere” (Youth of Tatarstan), and from 2001 until the present time he has been the press-center photographer of an energy company.
Eugene Kanaev – a member of the Union of Photographers of Russia and the Union of Journalists of Russia, an Honored Worker of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan. He has participated in more than 150 photo exhibitions, including 14 solo, in Russia and abroad.
In his album “Kazan and Kazan people in the 90’s” he showed us the life of the whole country and its history, a portrait of people that coped with the difficulties of the 90’s.