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Andrei Shapran. The Winners of the First Museum Photobiennale of the State Russian Museum

7 october 2010—25 october 2010
In 2009 the Russian Museum for the first time initiated the large scaled The First Russian Museum Photobiennale exhibition project. According to the professional jury's decision the 3 prize-winners of the competition were appointed: Andrei Shapran (Novosibirsk), Oleg Kaplin (Moscow), Tatiana Zubkova (Krasnodar). According to the conditions of the project each of the photographers achieved the opportunity to hold the solo exhibition in the halls of the Stroganov Palace. The first of these exhibitions presented by the Russian Museum is the exposition of works by Andrei Shapran - professional photographer, the member of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia, the participant and winner of many regional, Russian and international photo competitions and festivals.

The solo exhibition of Andrei Shapran presents several theme series from the Far Lands project. The photographer began working on this project in 2005, after the journey to the Far East, in the area of South Kuril Islands. Later there were the journeys to the Kamchatka and north-east of Chukotka. Shapran lived in the national villages side by side with deer-breeders, hunters, fishers. The result of these photo expeditions is the impressionable visual row, illustrating everyday life of the northern people and completing the following series: Kamchatka. Nomads, Chukotka. Whalers, Chukotka. Hunting on the Walrus, Funeral at Chukotka and others. The photographer wrote the impressions of his journeys in his travel diary. Its fragments are also presented at the exhibition and organically supplemented the photo works. The specific philosophy of life of the native population of Far North was formed by extreme climate, geographic isolation, scanty vegetation, permanent neighborhood with the wild animals. Civilization had affected their life superficially. And exactly this life had found expressive and versatile reflection in the works by Andrei Shapran.

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Lazar Khidekel (1904–1986). Towards the History of the Russian Avant-Garde

21 november 2018—21 january 2019

The exhibition will present over 80 works by Lazar Khidekel — a prominent figure of the Russian avant-garde — from the collection of the architect's family.

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St. Petersburg from the 1850s to the 1910s in Photorgraphs

27 september—12 november 2018

Historic events, everyday life of the city, and St. Petersburg places of interest depicted in photographs and postcards of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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