Project "Young photography" is a unique program of long-term cooperation of FotoDepartament Foundation with young Russian photographers for who consider photography non-separate part of their lifes.
Since 2007 FotoDepartament has been holding a program of supporting and development of young Russian photographers. The program includes exhibitions of "Proper Noun" project, in which young photographers are presented by famous curators. Since 2009 the program exists in format of opened on-line project with international curators taking part and two big exhibitions are shown in a year as a result of two seasons of curator`s choice.
In October 2009 an opened admission of applications for participation in second collective exhibition of young photographers with a main theme "Understanding" was announced. There were more than 200 applications from all over the country, the most active cities are Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Krasnodar, Cheboksary, Rostov-na-Donu, Ekaterinburg, Barnaul, Krasnojarsk, ect.
As a result of preliminary choice there were 150 participants selected, whose works were examined by Jim Casper, editor and creator of online magazine Lens Culture, Paris /http://www.lensculture.com/, Ulrich Haas, curator of Backlight photography festival, Tampere / http://www.backlight.fi/, Igor Lebedev, photographer, historian of photography, teacher, Saint-Petersburg, Solmaz Guseynova, photographer, exhibition curator, teacher, Saint-Petersburg, Nadya Sherye, photography critic, curator, Saint-Petersburg.
More about curators: http://youngphotography.ru/curators
Five curators are always five different points of view, but all these points of view met in works of 9 authors. Voices were given to projects with visual and idea cohesiveness, whose authors are deeply involved in photography and have strong feeling of everything they are talking about and showing.
Exhibition participants :
Anna Block - Seesaw, Moscow
Svetlana Gracheva - Dissipation in green, Peresvet, Moscow district
Vladimir Kurashov - Moscow without borders, Moscow
Ivan Mikhailov - Metropolis, Cheboksary
Anastasiya Markelova - Fake, Moscow
Olga Perevalova - Sisters, Krasnodar - Saint-Petersburg
Jana Romanova - Waiting, Saint-Petersburg
Konstantin Salomatin - Outskirts of Silk Road, Ekaterinburg
Anna Shutkina - One year, Saint-Petersburg