Yury Gurchenkov was born in Leningrad in 1952. Yury as a student of Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI) participated in exhibitions. Later, he graduated from All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) name of S.A. Gerasimov in specialty «literary work». Afterwards he worked as screen play writer, director and anchorman on Leningrad and Saint-Petersburg «5 TV channel». Nowadays, he continues to work on new video- and TV-projects and actively takes photos in his favorite genre of «documentary imagery».
Yury Gurchenkov is the member of the Union of photographers of Russia since 2007.