Indrek Galetin (born 1987, Tartu, Estonia) studied photography at the London South Bank University, completing a BA in 2017. He works mainly on portrait and fashion series focused on questioning the notion of beauty and gender standards. Indrek's photographic works have been featured in an array of international publications. He lives and works in London.

In his home country Estonia Galetin is renowned for his controversial pieces, the highlight being his charity solo exhibition ‘Amour - Vahet pole’: launched in 2008, it was inspired by the idea of love and relationships between people regardless of whether they are straight, gay or bisexual. The exhibition was well received by the Estonian press,and as a result all of the photos were sold at auction, raising a record-breaking amount that was donated to the Estonian AIDS Prevention Centre in support of their vital work.

Education

  • 2015 - 2017, BA(Hons) in Photography, London South Bank University, School of Arts & Creative Industries

  • 2013 - 2015, HND in Photography, London College of Contemporary Arts

  • 1998 - 2007, Foundation Studies in Art, Tallinn Art Gymnasium

Selected Shows and Projects (Solo and Group)

  • Undefined Perfection, Museum of Photography, Tallinn, Estonia, 8 February-31 March 2019

  • The Faith Inc Art Show 2018, Faith Inc Gallery, London, UK, 24 November 2018

  • Undefined Perfection: A selection of portraits, Y3 group exhibition, Borough Road Gallery, London, UK, 6-9 June 2017

  • Abstraction, group exhibition, Borough Road Gallery, London, UK, 23-26 January 2017

  • The Ultra-Ego, VFDalston, London, UK, 22 January-8 February 2016

  • Beyond Fashion, Gender & Sexuality, Paradigm Visuals group exhibition, Hoxton Basement Gallery, London, UK, 15 December 2015

  • The Ultra-Ego, Multispective group exhibition, LCCA Gallery, London, UK, 13-20 August 2015

  • A selection of portraits, The LCCA Photography Summer Show, LCCA Gallery, London, UK, 26 June-2 July 2014

  • Amour - Lemmikloomade eri (Special Love to Animals), Rotermann, Tallinn, Estonia, 22 May-5 June 2009

  • Amour - Vahet pole (No Matter Who You Love), Lounge Stereo, Tallinn, Estonia, 28 February-15 March 2008

  • Eludraama, Estonian National Library, Tallinn, Estonia, 2007

  • Mari-Leen, Tallinn Art Gymnasium, Tallinn, Estonia, 2007

Indrek Galetin photographer