YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY RUSSIA


DEC 2013

Fotodepartament, St. Petersburg, Russia


Member of the jury committee for the 2013 edition of "Young Photography Russia".


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“Young Photography” is a unique program of long-term cooperation between the PhotoDepartment and young Russian photographers, for whom photography is an integral part of their life.


FotoDepartament Foundation restarts The “Young photography” Project. During the long break, we formed new strategies for the development and expansion of the project. The main intention of our project is to discover new names in contemporary Russian photography and to support young authors in order to enter the international field of photography and contemporary art.


Site dedicated to young Russian photography — www.youngphotography.ru — is an online platform where young authors from all over the country, have the opportunity to become a part of the developing artistic environment.


We intend to create a communication field between photographers, researchers and curators within the Russian photographic community and beyond. Blog section is one of the forms of such interaction, all those who want to reflect on modern photography are invited to participate.


The exhibition format is not enough for understandig an Image in the modern world. Therefore, another focus for us was to work with digital media and streams. #EverydayImages — a new section of the project exploring the boundaries of the distribution and perception of images in the digital age. Every day, one image is added to the online stream — the selected author becomes the author of the day. We have also expanded the formats of participation in the “Young Photography” — multimedia and Instagram projects are accepted.


The “Young photography” project is not a competition or an award, it’s a study of the current state of young, emerging photograpy, the search, display and support of young Russian authors.