Events of the art photography program of “Photoparade in Uglich” photography festival 2016

X International Festival of Photography “Photoparade in Uglich” will take place from 10th to 14 August in Uglich – the city on Volga river. FotoDepartament’s curator Nadezhda Sheremetova for the second time curates the art photography program of the festival.

Here you can find the schedule of the festival’s events: lectures and masterclasses by artists, editors, curators and photography researchers – Ksenia Yurkova, Anastasia Bogomolova, Irina Zadorozhnaya, Salvatore Vitale, Krzysztof Candrowicz.

The online application for the master classes is open! The participation is free for those who registered as the festival’s participated and payed the fee.

Curator of art photography program of Photoparade in Uglich festival 2016: Nadya Sheremetova

The schedule of the events

Thursday 11 July


Salvatore Vitale. Masterclass: Language matters: research, development and enrichment
11 August, 10:00 – 17:00. Conference hall of Moscow Hotel (Ostrovskogo st., 7)
The master class will be devoted to the process of research in photography and different visual languages and approaches that can be used to shape the project. This master class suggests the participants to experiment with various ideas and approaches to the image and use them on practice. Every participant would have the opportunity to come up with an idea of a project and a strategy of interpretation of some subject, place or events. The master class fits both documentary and art photographers. In order to get inspired we suggest the participants to make a research about Uglich and its surroundings and create a 5 minutes presentation about their project’s idea that can be realized during the master class.


Olga Davydova. Masterclass: Start writing about photography
11 August, 12:00-14:00. House of Cinema (Dom Kino)
This masterclass is aimed to anyone willing to start writing about photography. Whether for personal artist statements, project descriptions or editorials. The class will focus on spontaneity of writing and overcoming writing blocks.


Kseniya Yurkova. Masterclass: The loss is inevitable

11 August, 15:30 – 18:30, Hotel “Voznesenskaya”

The focus of this masterclass is the relationship between contemporary visual art and language, the word and image. Photography will be the main topic, but we will pay attention other arts as well. Also, there will a practical task for photographers to make a project where the word and image can play their equal parts.


Nadezhda Sheremetova. Lecture: Made to be photographed
11 August, 14:30 – 15:30, House of Cinema (Dom Kino)
The lecture will focus on contemporary photography practice that steps away from the idea of decisive moment and works with performative functions of photographer and various artistic strategies to construct the image.



Irina Zadorozhnaya. Lecture: Strange objects. Imagining virtuality. Whis is the machine?
11 August, 15:30 – 16:30. House of Cinema “Russia”
A suggestion to talk about virtuality and contemporary audio and visual works that apply to this subject.

Friday 12 August



Anastasia Bogomolova. Masterclass: A place for gesture
12 August 11:00 – 15:00, Conference hall of Moscow Hotel (Ostrovskogo st., 7)
The masterclass is aimed at finding uncommon in common places in order to create new meanings through performatives strategies. The strategies will include various actions, posing and reconstruction.


Olga Davydova. Lecture: How does photography speak and remember?
12 August, 11:00 – 12:00, House of Cinema “Russia”
The lecture is dedicated to the problem of narrative in photography: how does it tell the story and who tells it?


Krzysztof Candrowicz. Lecture: Photography will never die
12 August, 16:30, House of Cinema “Russia”, Red hall
‘Photography will never die’ is an exhibitional project by curator Krzysztof Candrowicz that connects photography and art history. This is a metaphor of the history of photography as a history of medium in the system of arts. The project contains the images from the beginning of the history of photography, archive images and contemporary snapshots. Though the technology changes, photography lives on and continues to be a part of human experience.


Salvatore Vitale. Lection-discussion: Platforms, strategies and the place of the audience
12 August, 17:30, House of Cinema “Russia”, Red hall
Photography industry is experiencing a golden age due to the development of the market and the role images have in contemporary society. Nowadays we can assist to several platforms – both online and offline – devoted to photography and that can fulfill various missions – they can be institutions, exhibition spaces, festivals, publications and magazines, or else, a filter and guide in the age of information. But which rules are played behind the market and what are possible strategies to reach a broader audience? Photographer and editor-in-chief of YET magazine, Salvatore Vitale, will discuss about the role and strategies of photography platforms presenting the experience of YET magazine along with some cases study.


Discussion: “Anticipation of imagery: What does it mean to do an art-photography project?”
Moderators: Victoria Musvik and Nadezhda Sheremetova
12 August, 18:30-20.00, House of Cinema “Russia”

During discussion, members of jury of category ‘Art-photography’ of ‘The point on the map. Small towns’ competition, and, also, the festival of the year, faced with a question: ‘Why in the ‘Art-photography’ section are so little amount of art-photography? The biggest part of presented series shown documental plot, and, also, documental strategy of using visual language. Victory Musvik said, that today Russian photography has a lack of symbols and imagery. When does photography become figurative? By which actions of author, instruments of expression and strategies? Perhaps, using the notion of ‘imagery’ to photography will help to answer the main question: what is the difference between documental project and art project? Which component exactly helps us to determine the context of the statement? Could it happen on the territory of documental research, or modern photography, or art? Which potential has the existence of this border, or its absence? We hope, that from the answers for these and others questions, which have been raised in a discussion, will be created the notion of the art-project, which would set future and endless development of the acting Russian authors works.

Participants: Nadya Sheremetova, curator of art photography program of “Photoparade in Uglich” festival, photographers Kseniya Yurkova, Anastasia Bogomolova, Irina Zadorozhnaya, Yury Gudkov, professor of cultural studies Olga Davydova, photographer and YET magazine editor-in-chief Salvatore Vitale, curator Krzysztof Candrowicz, professor of photography department in IMGU Maria Waschuk, professor and writer on photography Victoria Musvik.

Saturday 13 August



Portfolio review

All the participants of art photography section take part in portfolio review. You can apply for it on the website:  PORTFOLIO REVIEW


Discussion: What does photography education sell?
13 August, 17:30-19:00, House of Cinema “Russia”, Red Hall
Moderator: Nadezhda Sheremetova, curator of FotoDepartament

Participants: Nadya Sheremetova, curator of art photography program of “Photoparade in Uglich” festival, photographers Kseniya Yurkova, Anastasia Bogomolova, Irina Zadorozhnaya, Yury Gudkov, professor of cultural studies Olga Davydova, photographer and YET magazine editor-in-chief Salvatore Vitale, curator Krzysztof Candrowicz, professor of photography department in IMGU Maria Waschuk, professor and writer on photography Victoria Musvik.






Anastasia Bogomolova
Artist working with photography and installations, curator, lecturer, photobooks researcher


Оlga Davydova

PhD student of Faculty of Philosophy in St. Petersburg State University, lecturer at the educational program FotoDepartament.Institute.


Irina Zadorozhnaya

Artist working with photography


Krzysztof Candrowicz / Poland
One of the founders of Lodz Photography Festival  and Lodz Art Zenter. Krzysztof works as a curator and lecturer in several institutions, schools all around the world. He took part as a jury in The Hasselblad Foundation Award, Deutsche Börse European Photography Prize, Historical Book Award and the Author Book Award, Syngenta Photography Award, Prix Pictet – The global award in photography and sustainability (London, UK), Robert Capa Center Prize (Budapest, Hungary).


Salvatore Vitale
Salvatore Vitale is a Swiss-based photographer born and raised in Palermo. In 2014 he attended the International Center of Photography—ICP’s class with Allen Frame, and was selected for the ISSP International Masterclass by Andrei Polikanov and Yuri Kozyrev. In 2015 he was named among Die Besten 2014 at Swiss Photo Awards. In 2015-2016 he is a recipient of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia’s grant for his long-term research on the production of security in Switzerland. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of YET magazine, a Swiss photography magazine which showcases works by both emerging and established photographers as well as in-depth content focusing on the evolution of photography with a particular eye on the contemporary field. He has been featured and published internationally and also gives lectures and talks about his work.

YET Magazine /


Kseniya Yurkova

Photographer and artist


Nadezhda Sheremetova
Curator, photography researcher, FotoDepartament foundation curator