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1 Photobiennale of the Russian Museum

For the first time in Russia a unique project 1 Photobiennale of the Russian Museum has been launched within the framework of a museum. Four hundred professional and amateur photographers from 80 cities in various regions of the Russian Federation contributed to the project.

In the course of several months Russian professional and amateur photographers were encouraged by the Russian Museum to send their works to the museum Internet site following the categories:

  • art photography (all genres of photography as part of Contemporary art)
  • advertising
  • sports
  • reportage
  • everyday life

All the received photographs, going into the second round of the competition, will be included in the catalogue published by the museum before the opening of the final exhibition. Various genres, united in the project, -- reportage, portraiture, landscape, still-life, nude, sport, ballet, everyday life, ethno, religion and art - feature both classical understanding of photography and its topical interpretations. 

The authors of works, included into the second round of the competition, will get a catalogue at the exhibition opening. A catalogue may be posted at a written request of an author and at his/her expense.

The opening of the 1Photobiennale of the Russian Museum final exhibition is to be held in the halls of the Marble Palace (5 Millionnaya Street) on 26 November 2009 at 4 p.m. The exhibition presenting about 500 photographs will operate in the course of 2 months (apparently till the beginning of February 2010).

During the exhibition the jury will decide 3 winners.

The Russian Museum will institute a special prize, People's Choice Award, based on direct and electronic voting of the exhibition visitors. The order of voting will be announced in the day of the exhibition opening.

Special prizes will be instituted by the following companies:

  • Iveta and Tamaz Manasherov, founders of UNIDENT and U-ART Cultural Charitable Foundation
  • Yarky Mir Company

After the exhibition is over the photographs-winners in the nominations as well as the works specially recommended by the joint decision of the jury and advisory council, will be submitted for consideration to the fund and purchasing museum commission to be included in the museum collection.

Information about the exhibition is available on tel.: (+7) 812 570-54-66

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