Photography Exhibitions - Nick Brandt and Vladimir Bogdanov
Let's go together and see two of the most interesting exhibitions in Moscow at the moment:
INHERIT THE DUST
The exhibition is comprised of 19 photographs with titles that provoke a sense of dissonance in the viewer: ‘Wasteland with cheetahs and children’, ‘Factory with chimpanzee’, ‘Construction site with rhinos’, ‘Quarry with elephant’, ‘Road to factory with zebra’, ‘Railway line with lioness’, and so on.
These animal pictures reminiscent of classic portrait paintings have been inserted in the threatening landscapes of urban outskirts and industrial zones, underscoring the extraordinary fragility of a world that is slowly but inexorably vanishing under the influence of man.
RETROSPECTIVE. AS THE PART OF THE CLASSICS OF RUSSIAN PHOTOGRAPPHY PROGRAMME
Vladimir Bogdanov numbers among the most striking representatives of street photography. Whatever his camera lens focuses on, Moscow courtyards, the magical embankments of his native Leningrad or the streets and alleyways of Vologda and Nizhny Novgorod, everything appears full of meaning and the unfeigned joy of existence. Vladimir Bogdanov’s work is an example of free humanistic photography with attention centred on the individual rather than the mass of humanity or a specific group.