Main Arctic photo event started in Norilsk

Main Arctic photo event started in Norilsk

July 14, 2021

The exhibition TaimyrPhotoGoda-2021 has collected the most original and emotional works.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Norilsk Museum has opened the annual regional photo exhibition TaimyrPhotoGoda-2021 – a key photo event in the north of the Krasnoyarsk region, traditionally timed to coincide with the Photographer’s Day.

“This year the organizing committee received 51 applications for participation. Those are the most original, strong, and emotional and high-quality works: pictures about the urban space and northern nature, photo stories about the life of the indigenous small peoples of the North, our everyday life – the author’s view of life in the Arctic”, said the organizers of the exposition.

This year’s guest expert is Moscow-based project photographer Sergey Novikov, a new resident of PolArt residence- a Norilsk art project. In the city, the artist is now embodying the photographic project The Ghost of the Museum.

The exhibition was opened aut the Norilsk Museum. In the exhibition space of the museum, residents of Norilsk will see works by nine authors: Alexander Alexandrov, Olga Alexandrova, Vitas Beneta, Demyan Bulavinets, Alexandra Gorshkova, Vladislav Moiseev, Leonid Pryadko, Evgeny Strenadko and Alexander Haritonov.

The main goal of the exhibition is to unite the photographic communities of the territory, popularize and develop photography in Taimyr, support regional photographers and present new works representing our region and events.

“When selecting works for the exposition, the organizers fundamentally move away from the subjective assessment of creativity to the first-second-third places. The very inclusion of the photographic series in the exhibition project testifies to the recognition of the author and the declared works”, the Norilsk Museum employees explained.

The permanent partner of the project is the Taimyr photo club. The exposition will run until the end of September.

We have already talked about young polar explorers and biologists who took part in the Museum’s project.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

July 14, 2021

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