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“Volga. In the wake of Dmitriyev route” photo exhibition has taken place in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Visitors were able to take part in professional classes and see photos of the Russian most famous photographers.

29.Sep.14 10:38 AM
By Anna Repina


“Volga. In the wake of Dmitriyev route” photo exhibition has taken place in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
“Volga. In the wake of Dmitriyev route” historical photo exhibition has been opened in Nizhny Novgorod on the 26th of September. This exhibition is a part of international festival of photography that is called “Volga Biennale 2014”. This festival is taking place for the 6th time already. This time it was arranged by Russian Museum of Photography with support of Russian Ministry of Culture and Nizhniy Novgorod City Administration.

The main goal of this exhibition is to get acquainted with all changes that have taken place with Volga River for the last 100 years. All these changes have taken place after Dmitriyev made his famous discoveries during his travel. More than 1 000 photos have been made during the expedition. They have turned out to be the main basic for creating such interesting and informative exhibition.

The exhibition was transportable. After it was finished, organizers issued special photo album with the same name. Visitors of the event got a chance to take part in professional photo classes as well as visit lectures of Russian and foreign specialists of photography. Johannes Galert from Dusseldorf was among special guests of the festival. He explained the term “German Landscape Photography”. Photo journalist Vladimir Nikitin also led his professional classes along with Serbian newspaper photo editor Darko Dozet. A lot of other famous guests have taken part in this international festival.

The opening of the exhibition was on 26th of September. It has taken place in Russian Museum of Photography. “Foreign Book Day” was celebrated at the same day in State Children Regional Library in Nizhny Novgorod.

Interesting information:

Maxim Dmitriyev spent 10 years making different photos of the Volga River while exploring it from 1894 to 1903.  His works display different landscapes of the area as well as architectural monuments, views of Volga cities, culture and everyday life of ordinary people who leave in this region. All these photos were used for different researches and scientific works. Moreover Dmitriyev was a member of Geographic Community.

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