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Anna Bocharova. Demidov Bridge. 2006
16 may 2018—25 june 2018
The history of postcards dates back to the 1860s when it became possible and soon widely popular to mail a card without an envelope. In the late 19th century, photo studios began to appear, producing, among other things, images for postcards. 

It became popular among European travelers to send short notes illustrated by landmark views. This trend reached Russia as well. In the mid-1890s, Saint Petersburg stores began to sell postcards with city views. During the Soviet period, such postcards were no less widespread. In Leningrad, they were manufactured by the state photographic enterprise Lenfotokhudozhnik. 

In 2016, creative association Stereoskop revived the tradition of printing postcards with the views of St. Petersburg, having invited well-known local photographers to take part in the project Photographic Postcards. Each participant printed six photographs about the size of a postcard. Then, a drawing by artist Alexander Florensky was silk-printed on the reverse side of the original hand-crafted silver gelatin print. The series is a limited edition, with just 21 made with each photograph. 

Each photographic postcard presents an original perspective on the iconic landmarks of St. Petersburg: from splendid panoramas and famous monuments to the rustling leaves of the Summer Garden and arrogant silence of contemporary buildings and industrial zones. 

Participants: Elena Agafonova, Anna Bocharova, Oleg Vereshchagin, Vasily Vorontsov, Dmitry Goryachev, Lyudmila Grigorieva, Sergey Gurin, Natalia Zakharova, Alexei Zelensky, Dmitry Konradt, Grigory Kravchenko, Nadezhda Kuznetsova, Igor Lebedev, Petr Lebedev, Yuri Molodkovets, Dmitry Popov, Alexey Savkin, Vitaly Smirnov, Maria Snigirevskaya, Andrei Strelnikov, Lyudmila Tabolina, Alexander Filippov, Natalia Chebotareva, Andrei Chezhin, Alexander Chernogrivov, Sergey Shcherbakov. 

Alexander Chernogrivov. Lomonosov Bridge. 2007 Dmitry Goryachev. St. Michael's Castle. 2016 Yuri Molodkovets. Angel. 2003 Alexander Florensky. Address side.

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The Leningrad Rock Club in Photographs. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Its Opening

The Leningrad Rock Club in Photographs. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Its Opening

28 december 2020—10 may 2021

The Leningrad Rock Club was established in early 1981 and has become a true center of attraction for musicians whose art did not fit into the Soviet cultural framework. The Leningrad Rock Club was a sign of the era of upcoming changes in the country and even now, after forty years, it is hardly needed to explain what was its role in the cultural and social life of Leningrad and, more broadly, the country.

A Photographic Perspective on St. Petersburg

A Photographic Perspective on St. Petersburg

2 november 2020—14 december 2020

The exhibition completes the contest organized in cooperation with the Professional Photocenter Foto-One. Photographers were offered to show their view on St. Petersburg without any limitations in technique, genre, or style. The professional jury chose 97 works inspired by this unique city. Each and every photographer participating in the exhibition has his own, real and magical image of St. Petersburg.

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