Publications digest of Russian photographers Spring-Summer 2017
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Publications news from FotoDepartament.Gallery artists, alumnies of FotoDepartament.Institute, friends, colleagues from Young Russian photography generation
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Tatyana Palyga’s project on Photogrvphy / Edition #2 of Zoopark Magazine
Zoopark Publishing (Tatyana Palyga and Alexander Bondar‘s project) released the second edition of Zoopark Magazine dedicated to the Czech Republic – poetic, playful, controversial, funny and sad – all at the same time.
Photogrvphy published Tatyana Palyga’s project “Cherepovets”, through which the author shares memories and views on her hometown.
Fyodor Telkov’s photostory on Fremmed / Publications about “36 Views” book
Publications about “Looking For My Father” book and Natalya Reznik’s other projects
Kiosk of democracy published “A stolen archive of Otto Steiner” – Natalya’s project, recreating disappeared photographic documentation of Otto Steiner’s expedition to Ural. “His daughter – Anna-Maria Steiner, who was a kid when she and her family traveled to Ural, tells this story in the interview. According to her descriptions the lost archive was recreated in drawings by Natalya Reznik,” – Kiosk of democracy says.
Margo Ovcharenko’s interview to Conscientious Photo Magazine
Jörg Colberg, founder of Conscientious Photo Magazine, one of the most read and reputable blogs about photography, interviewed FotoDepartament.Gallery’s photographer Margo Ovcharenko. There Margo describes the ways camera helped her to overcome shyness; talks about both author’s and viewer’s presence in photo; and shares her projects’ ideas.
Alexandra Soldatova on Lenscratch, The Calvert Journal and in GUP
Lenscratch published works of FotoDepartament.Gallery’s author Alexandra Soldatova. “She focuses on daily routines, and experiments with easy everyday things to explore the edge between documentation and fiction, human and space where it operates,” – magazine says.
The Calvert Journal showed selection of images from Alexandra’s project “Tanks and tulips”, presenting over two years of Belarusian national holidays’ photo documentation.
“See(ing)” by Alexandra Soldatova came out in GUP # 52. It’s available only in printed issue, however here is an image hinting about project’s layout and theme.
Review on Julia Borissova’s book Libretto on Floatmagazine / Interview to Shoot Film and other publications
Julia’s project “Running to the Edge” became a part of the sixth, dedicated to femininity, issue of Floatmagazine.
An interview with Julia Borissova can be found on Shoot Film – British project with the aim of supporting analogue photography.
Read review on Julia Borissova’s book “J.B. about men floating in the air” on Josef Chladek’s blog “On photobooks and books”.
“My story is about the dream of every person to break out from the vice of all kinds of prohibitions and fly away to a distant unknown in search of unlimited freedom and find there his true motherland and real home,” – Julia writes.
Another detailed online review can be found on The PhotoBook Journal.
The PhotoBook Journal on Elena Kholkina’s book “Time of the Moon”
Julia Spiridonova’s project “Neither you nor I” in Yogurt Magazine
Anastasia Tsayder’s “Mzensk” in ON ART AND AESTHETICS
Project “Waiting” by Jana Romanova on Elle Korea
Jana Romanova‘s project “Waiting”, where images of sleeping young couples are gathered, appeared in Elle Korea. Project shows photographs of young couples, expecting a child. The series is not only about young parents’ atittude towards crusial period in their lives but also about Russia two decades later after the collapse of the USSR.
Dmitry Lookianov’s, Egor Rogalev’s and Olya Ivanova’s project is on Kickstarter Gold
World-famous project-developing platform Kickstarter picked out the most interesting ideas of its main site and created Kickstarter Gold. Project Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums by FotoDepartament.Gallery’s author Dmitry Lookianov and photographers Egor Rogalev, Olya Ivanova, Rene Fietzek, Michal Solarski, Claudine Doury, Vladimir Shipotilnikov and Natalia Kupriyanova appeared among selected startups.
“We used the money raised on our first Kickstarter campaign to travel to more than 30 sanatoriums in more than 10 post-Soviet countries…Along the way we slathered ourselves in mud, sprinkled magnetic sand over our bodies and immersed ourselves in crude oil baths. We stumbled upon new sanatoriums, snuck into others and climbed up hills to find the best vantage points for the best photos,” – authors say.
The resulting photobook, Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums, is coming out in autumn 2017.
Publications about AMPLITUDE №1 in British Journal of Photography, The Calvert and other journals
One of the most respected and the world’s longest running photography magazine The British Journal of Photography interviewed Nadya Sheremetova the curator of Amplitude №1 and other projects of FotoDepartament.
We are excited to receive professional and interested questions and for BJP we’ve explained why we created the project Amplitude, how the authors were chosen, and what challenges young Russian authors, implementing their projects at home.
“A beautiful photography zine” indeed – AMPLITUDE №1 appeared in a publication on The Calvert Journal.
Amplitude №1 consists of 10 books of 10 Russian authors: 9 photographic projects and one book with an essay. On the one hand, we included photoprojects known for international publications but not yet implemented in book format. On the other hand, the books in Amplitude represent the author’s practice in general and the mix of their various projects.
The Calvert Journal paid special attention to the book “On Photography and Fundamentalism” which is an essay, where an artist and independent critic Yury Gudkov is “exploring ideas around art and its expressive capacity in Russia today, as well as a problematisation of the present generation gap within Russian photography” – writes The Calvert.
INRUSSIA – english-speaking guide to modern Russia also reviewed the first printed edition by FotoDepartament, Amplitude №1.