Oleg Kolimbet is a visual artist with a focus on photographic work and the photobook. Born in Bering Island (Kamchatka), Oleg currently lives in St.Petersburg, Russia. He studied German and English philology at St. Petersburg University and business administration at University of Walles. In 2000- 2022 he studied documentary and post-documentary photography at Docdocdoc school of modern photography in St.Petersburg. 

Oleg’s work explores personal and collective memory, as well addresses themes of changes in cultural landscape and the impact of these changes on people.

His first book “So Far, So Close. In Search of Bering Island” was shortlisted for the PhotoEspaña Best Book Award 2024.


2024  I am looking for an international publisher for my new photo book ‘Father, Son, Father’, willing
to take on both its publication and distribution. If you are interested, please email me at oleg@olegkolimbet.com

2024 “Let it be forgotten” / Zine, self-published

2023 “15 motorcycles” / Zine, self-published

2023 “So far, so close. In search of Bering Island” / Self-published art book

2023 “All is not what it seems” / Collective zine, self-published 

2022 “So far, so close” / Dummy book

2022 “Sami po sebe” / Zine, self-published


2024 PhotoEspaña Best Book Award / Shortlisted

2021 CPOY 76 / Team Picture Story: Bryansk region. Silver  

2021 Open contest of “Union of Photographic Artists of Russia”/ Nature. Finalist 

2021 Russian Photo Week / Nature and Landscapes. 2d place 

2020 Urban Photo Awards   / Streets. Selected photographers  

2020 Black&White Magazine / Smartphone contest. Winner  



2024  So far, so close. In search of Bering Island /Museum of the History of Photography, St.Petersburg, Russia


2024  The best photography books of the year/Fernán Gómez. Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, Spain

2023  Self-publishing festivals “Zherdela” ( Rostov-on-Don), “Nizina Fest” (St.Petersburg), “Korzina” (Sergiev Posad),
              “Zine Zine”(Khabarovsk), “Razvorot” (Voronezh), “Samizdal”(St.Petersburg), “Booknol”(Samara)

2022  Self-publishing festivals  “Nizina Fest” (Samara),“Zherdela” ( Rostov-on-Don), “Bespechatniki” (Tyumen)

2021  “Photo Union. Solidarity”festival/ Suzdal Kremlin, Russia

2021  Tales of the Unwritten /Stelio Crise State Library, Trieste, Italy

2021  Russian Photo Week / Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia 

2020 Trieste Photo Days / Museo del Territorio, Cormòns, Italy

2020  City VS Quarantine / Art Palace, Lviv, Ukraine


Garage Museum Library (Moscow. Russia)

Aperture Foundation Library (New York, US)

The Manege Central Exhibition Hall  Library (St.Petersburg, Russia)

Docdocdoc Library (St.Petersburg, Russia)

Nizina Library (St.Petersburg, Russia)


2020 – 2022: School of Modern Photography Docdocdoc, Saint-Petersburg

2022: Artist’s book workshop by Elena Kholkina and Feodora Kaplan, Saint-Petersburg

2022: Handmade bookbinding workshop by Irina Tarhanova, Saint-Petersburg

INTERVIEWS / Artist Talks:

2024 Artistbook {Rus, Eng}

2023 Nizinafest {Rus}

2023 Artistbook {Rus, Eng}

2020 The Pictorial Mag {ENG}


Аrchival pigment prints are available in Limited editions.
For purchasing information please visit
Prints page.


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