Sapozhkov Ivan Ivanovich
He was born in the Voronezh Region on August 2, 1928, the fourth child in the family of Ivan Vasilyevich Sapozhkov, an accountant at a sugar factory, and Anastasia Maksimovna Zueva, a housewife. In the 1930s, his father was invited to work on the construction of the KavMinVod sanatorium and resort complex, and the family moved to the Caucasus, to the city of Pyatigorsk.
Ivan Ivanovich began his career in 1944. He worked as a locksmith, planer at the Pyatigorsk Motor Repair plant, at the same time studied at the school of working youth.
In 1945−1946, he studied at the Stavropol School of Projectionists, collaborated with the local press, and his pictures first appeared on the pages of Pyatigorsk Pravda. After graduation, he worked as a film and radio technician at the Pyatigorsk military sanatorium.
In 1949−1952, Ivan Ivanovich was sent by the headquarters of the North Caucasus Military District as a projectionist to the Hekon Military Sanatorium (PRC, Port Arthur). Upon returning from a business trip, he began to cooperate seriously with the newspaper Pyatigorsk Pravda.
In 1955 Ivan Ivanovich, together with his wife Domnenko Elena Fedorovna, moved to the village of Baykalovo, Tobolsk district, Tyumen region, where until 1960 he worked as a photojournalist, department head, executive secretary of the editorial office of the regional newspaper "Banner of the collective farm" and collaborated with the newspaper "Tyumen Truth" as a photojournalist.
In 1961, he graduated in absentia from the All-Union Lecture Hall on Journalism and Photo Reporting at the Central House of Journalists of the USSR (Moscow), in the same year he was admitted to the Union of Journalists of the USSR.
In 1962, I. I. Sapozhkov was transferred to work in Tyumen as a photojournalist, head of the photo chronicle of the Tyumen Regional Polygraph Publishing House.
Since 1962 he collaborated with the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS), and in May 1965 he joined TASS to work permanently as his own photojournalist in the Tyumen region. Ivan Ivanovich worked for many years in the circle of geologists, oilmen, helicopter pilots, builders, his photo reports were mainly devoted to the discoverers of the Tyumen oil and gas province, weekdays and holidays of the inhabitants of our region.
During his work at TASS (1965−1987), he participated in many All-Union and foreign exhibitions, photo contests held by the newspaper Pravda, in the exhibitions Uralpressphoto, Interpresphoto, VDNH.
He was awarded the Order "Badge of Honor", medals "For the development of mineral resources and the development of the oil and gas complex of Western Siberia", "For valiant labor. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin", "For Labor Distinction", VDNH of the USSR. In 2013, at the Tyumen Press-2013 festival, Ivan Ivanovich was awarded the honorary badge "Legend of the Tyumen Press"
Ivan Ivanovich died on 07.04.1996.