FotoDepartament.Library has been created in October of 2006 as a joint non-profit project of FotoDepartament Bureau and Library Cultural Art and Information Center of V. V. Mayakovsky city public library. The main idea of the information center is to organize the open information and outreach system in the filed of photography. The activities of FotoDepartament information center are implemented in several core directions: research projects, educational and expert activity. The center provides access to reference and information resources, accumulates information on photographers worldwide, conducts consultations in various aspects in the filed of photography, The FotoDepartament information center includes the open public reading room and the media center.

FotoDepartament Library include:
– portfolio and information of modern Russian and foreign photographers;
– information on the activity of photography-related organizations in Russia and abroad;
– articles and publications of photography matters in electronic media;
– information on national and foreign photography festivals, contests, projects and other important events;
– information on educational institutions, grants, foundations and projects in photography, in Russia and abroad;
– reference to photography sites, online publications, personal websites of well-known photographers.

CD-ROM collection and local electronic database are available to public. As of February of 2007 the visitors shall have free Internet access to wealth of photography-related resources and information.

The public reading room features:
– national and foreign photography publications;
– national and foreign photography magazines;
– collections of articles on various topics – critic, art market, well-known photographers, history of photography, photo techniques, modern photography trends, etc.;
– reference publications – dictionaries, encyclopedia, reference guides.

Other library activities:
– support and organization of projects (science, exhibit, educational) in the field of photography;
– organizing seminars, conferences, round tables on photography;
– supporting the development of regional and international cooperation.

Discounted services are available to professional photographers, students with art majors, graduate students, PhD candidates, museums, galleries, archives, and libraries’ employees.

Library address:

Vosstaniya street, 24, 2d yard, ground floor
art-claster “Fligel”
Open everyday 12.00 till 20.00
Saint-Petersburg / Russia
tel.: +7-901-301-7994