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BirthplaceMoscow, Russia


Ryerson University, BS 2007
Business of Commerce

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Creative Director

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Ian Sobolev

Ian Sobolev is the co-founder of 500px Inc., a Toronto-based company that helps photographers by providing tools and means necessary to promote themselves. Ian has founded 500px community, which has now formed a shape of a growing web-site of inspiring photography. His passion is in photography, and as a photographer himself, his goal is to help others overcome the complexity of business for photographers and help them succeed.

Ian was born in Moscow, Russia, but moved with his parents to Toronto, Canada at age 16. He graduated from Humber Business College with diploma in Business Administration (with honors), and also finished Ryerson University with a diploma in Business of Commerce (with honors).

His work for the past 6 years has been focused on helping other photographers succeed by building great web applications.

Recent Milestones

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    Ian Sobolev — Has been named COO at 500px Inc. (1/1/12)
    Posted 7/15/12 at 9:23am via
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    Ian Sobolev added a position as Creative Director at 500px.
    Posted 7/26/10 at 7:29pm



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