Born in 1963 in Bryansk, Russia.

Graduated from Bryansk Technological Institute as a Forestry Engineer in 1985 and worked as a forest ranger.  Then  almost became a theater actor, but eventually went into journalism. Worked for newspapers, radio, and TV. Member of the USSR Union of Journalists.

Picked up photography in early childhood. Photographed using "Smena" and "Lubitel" cameras, gifted by his parents.

The beginning of his most active period coincides with the appearance of photography websites. Videnin's photographs quickly gain popularity and he becomes one of the five most mentioned photographers on Runet. Simultaneously, his images win competitions and awards resulting in offers of cooperation. He then begins to work with several Russian and foreign galleries.

In 2005, joins the agency PHOTOGRAPHER.RU


2009, "Photographs by Oleg Videnina. The return route."

2008,  “Black and white square. Female theme in the work of Oleg Videnina”. Portfolio. Publication gallery PhotoLoft, Moscow

2015, "Oleg Videnin", WERCDRUCK №35, Germany

2021, "Girls from the Outskirts", Russia


2011 "The Russians, A Film About Oleg Videnin" by Amadeo Film (GB)

Solo Exhibitions:

2005, Photonet-Studio, Moscow. "Portraits",

2008 Gallery, Moscow. "Portraits from the suburbs,"

2009, Gallery Sputnik gallery, New York. «The Journey Home»

2010 Gallery Fotoloft, Moscow. "Subjective Paris",

2010 Gallery Serbian Fotounion, Belgrade, "Portraits from pokrajine"

2011 "Crossroads", Australian Centre of Photography

2011, FotoVisa, Krasnodar. "Meetings in the way"

2011, FotoFest, Houston. «International Discoveries III»

2012, Perm State Art Gallery. MUSEUM PHOTOS, Perm. "Portraits from the suburbs"

2012,  FotoFest, Houston, Contemporary Russian photography,«Perestroika»

2013,  Gallery Dziga, Ukraine, Lviv. «Portraits from the suburbs»

2013,  Gallery New Kovcheg, Ukraine, Lviv. «Plechevye»

2013, La Quatrieme image. Paris, France. «Portraits from the suburbs»

2014, Gallery Fotoloft, Moscow. "Wheel"

2014, Festival Internazionale di Roma FOTOGRAFIA, Roma, Italy. "Kids"

2017, Art fair "Art-Ufa 2017", Ufa, Russia. "10 photographs"

2017, 1 Fotofest "Vmeste", Novosibirsk, Russia. "Girls from the suburbs"

2019, ZERNO gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. "Hotel"

2020, Gusev local history Museum. Gusev, Russia. «Portraits from the suburbs»

2020, Kunstraum gallery, Innichen, Italy. "The Russians"

2022, Fotofest "FotoKrok", Vitebsk, Belarus. " 22 photographs"

Museum Collection:

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts  (Moscow)

Moscow Museum Contemporary Art (Moscow)

Bashkortostan State M.V. Nesterov Art Museum (Ufa)

Museum of Organic Culture, Museum of Photo Art (Kolomna)

Gusev local history Museum (Gusev)


Photography Siberian success, portfolio, 2002, 2004, 2007

Photo matter, 2007

IMAGO, 2008

 Foto & Video, 2008

Afisha, 2008

New York Times online photo magazine / blog LENS, 2009 ELLE (GB),

2009 Kwartalnik FOTOGRAFIA (Poland), Portfolio,

2010 Foto $ Video, Parallel Worlds, Portfolio,

2010 Far Eastern Airlines, portfolio, 2010

PhotoGraphy (Korea), Portfolio, 2010

Aperture. (USA), 2011

SHOTS (USA), portfolio interview, 2011

Art-menu (Belorussia), 2012

DUST magazin (Italy), 2012

ON (Russia), 2014



Photos published in many publications, including - New Witness, Pioneer, Russian Life, Ogonyok, Kommersant, Russian reporter, Times…

Photo of "Valentina in White" was included in the final exhibition Taylor wessing photographic portrait prize 2009, National Portrait Gallery, (London) and was recognized as the best ELLE magazine.

Photos are in gallery and private collections in Russia and abroad.

Uses traditional analog materials, works in a dark room.

Lives  in Bryansk.