The projections by the French photographer Clément Briend together with ten other photographers at the opening, 09.09 and 10.09
Clement Briend uses projections as a method of the perception of the reality. Art works created with the help of home projectors represent an author’s political statement, his desire to discover and to show unseen, hidden realities in the context of the environment.
Sergey Kochergin is a legendary figure in the Belarusian photography and a most talented person. He drew pictures by brush and in pencil, was a bone-carver. He is one of the authors of the book “1200 cameras of the USSR”. He made monocles with his own hands. His pictures are stored in the collections of the Niépce Museum of Photography in France.
Series “The Library of the Month of Photography in Minsk”. Valery Lobko, “Photography of Tomorrow”, 14.09
The Month of Photography starts publishing the annual series “The Library of the Month of Photography in Minsk”. The aim of the publication is to acquaint the audience with the activities and works of Belarusian authors who have played an important role in the strengthening of the status of the Belarusian photography as an art form and its institutionalization in Belarus. Also, it is called to form the material database – the archives of documents, photographs and texts describing different periods of the history of the Belarusian photography.
The exhibition of Valery Lobko’s photographs continues to acquaint viewers of the Month of Photography with the works of the authors who played an important role in the institutional development of the Belarusian photography. Valery Lobko is an ideological inspirer of the “Minsk School of Photography”: of the consolidated activity of Belarusian authors in the West during perestroika and the first years after the collapse of the Soviet Union; he was an inspirer and teacher of several generations of Belarusian photographers, a master of the portrait and street photography.
The exhibition is the result of the international project the “Triple Portrait” which took place in July 2015. A group of artists from Poland, Belarus and Ukraine wandered for 10 days in Podlasie region, stopping at some places for interviews and photos. Dozens of unique images were made in wet collodion technique which is 150 years old.
Photographers, both professionals and novices have no idea what rights they have after they created their works. This workshop class is aimed to shed some light on how the photos copyright issue is regulated by the law on the case of Anton Motolko against Belarusian TV and Radio Company.
Stand (BY) project includes not only a multimedia exhibition but also a photo book which was the result of the collective desire of the Belarusian and foreign authors to tell about a country that has a deeply ingrained image of “the last dictatorship in Europe” through the biographical stories of its inhabitants.
The series by Latvian photographer Katrina Kepule captures the places where “modern Europe” meets elements of Soviet times, which conflict and overlap at the same time. The pictures capture photographer’s search for a slower time zone that contains more vivid and open expressions, as well as a sense of home and creativity of daily routines beyond the usual urban experience.
This collection has been gathered for almost half a century, since 1970, spontaneously. It became bigger at the expense of exchanges between authors and generous gifts by talented colleagues. And I have never thought of publicly exposing it.
The exhibition will cover the topic of the holiday, ritual and ceremonialism in a post-Soviet city, where the Soviet legacy and the restoration of a conservative ideology are closely intertwined. Designing of history through the “specific dates” of holidays, a collective body, “the specific emotional” of Soviet and post-Soviet cities are some of the key topics of the exhibition.
The exhibition presents documentary photographs of two German photojournalists: Barbara Klemm and Erich Salomon. The first paparazzi and the experts of a hidden camera documented and shed light on the most important and sensational events of their time in Germany and other countries.
Valery Katsuba is a photographer, lives and works in Saint-Petersburg and Madrid. He was born in Siarhiejevičy village near Minsk. For the first time in his native country he will present the best works out of his eight projects (2000–2016), for which narrativeness is typical and therefore the works can be ‘read’ as stories. The exhibition will include works that were shown previously at the Сentre Georges Pompidou in Paris, at the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, in Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid and in the Multimedia Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow.
Using documentary videos, photographs and personal stories of Sochi residents, the authors of the project, a photographer Rob Hornstra and a writer Arnold van Bruggen, tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The authors invite for a critical understanding of political and economic relations, as well as of the processes that transformed the city and made the 2014 Winter Olympics the most expensive ones in the history. Why did the only city in Russia, located in the subtropical zone, become the site of the Winter Olympics? Also in the framework of the exhibition a free three-day master class will be held.
We invite you to participate in an intensive two-day workshop by the photographer Rob Hornstra (the Netherlands) in the framework of the festival the Month of Photography in Minsk. The workshop is designed for photographers who have a ready project and look for the ways to promote it.
“Fables of Change” project includes the works of four contemporary Australian photographers. Each of the authors raises the topic of multiculturalism, thereby touching the problem of intolerance, conflict and borders, which is very urgent today. The images contain statements about the changes in different spheres – personal, social, cultural, environmental.
“Projecting photography” is a workshop which aims to make photographers manipulate projection to create and show their project. Projection is thinked like an inverse photography, an coming back of the picture into the space. This workshop is a technical, conceptual and artistical exploration of photoprojection including pratice with 35mm mobile slide projectors conceived by Clement Briend.