Exhibitions at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting to the Russian public, for the first time, the work of the young Swedish photographer Erik Johansson, known for his staged surreal landscapes. Each of his works consists of fragments of many images, carefully processed and cleverly combined in a graphics editor. Johansson boldly invades images with manipulation, constructing fantasy scenes and expanding the boundaries of human perception.
From an early age, he drew constantly, inspired b… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents the exhibition David Bowie. The Man Who Fell to Earth, which unites two prominent names of the 20th century – the worldwide famous photographer Steve Schapiro and the musician and rock icon David Bowie.
This exhibition shows never-before-published photos from the 1970s, including the performance with Cher on the Cher Show, and shots from the film set of the popular movie The Man Who Fell to Earth. After that role, Bowie entrenched the c… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents an exhibition of the famous Russian photographer Vadim Gushchin. Working with subject abstraction, the author creates a "poetic catalog" of the world of things around us. Each series he shot is devoted to one of the objects of everyday life — it is interesting to the artist as an idea, a sign. Sustained minimalism, apparent repeatability and compositional simplicity are recognizable features of the photographic language of Gush… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting to the Russian public, for the first time, the work oftheoutstanding American architectural photographer of the 20th century—Ezra Stoller.
The Guggenheim Museum, the former Whitney Museum of American Art building, Manhattan skyscrapers, the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport, the famous Fallingwater house, the iconic building of the 20thcentury—the RonchampChapel and many other architectural landmarks of the moder… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting the work of the British animal photographer Tim Flach, known all over the world for his unusual shots of wild and domestic animals.
He explores the interaction of humans and the environment, rare and endangered species of animals, adapting nature to the needs and tastes of humanity, urging us to think about the fragility of our relationship with the natural world and the need to have a careful attitude towards it.
Tim Flach studied Phot… more
School of Fashion, Arts and Design, THE FASHION SCHOOL
School of Fashion, Arts and Design, THE FASHION SCHOOL (www.fashionschool.art) presents FASHION + ART + SUBCULTURE-an exhibition of creative works of students and teachers of Fashion Styling and Fashion Photography courses.
The idea of the project was born in 2012, together with the eponymous educational program. From the very beginning, the exhibition was conceived as a platform for young and uncompromising fashion-specialists who are ready to make bold statements with the help of their art pr… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents an exhibition from photographer Sasha Gusov, which will display a cycle of photographs of the Bolshoi Ballet Company. The exposition will include about 50 unique shots made during the period between 1992 to 2016, from behind the scenes of the "big ballet", the brand that emerged during the first and incredibly successful tour of the Bolshoi Theater troupe in 1956. After appearances on the stage of London's Covent Garden Theater,… more
Moscow international contemporary photography and photobook festival PHOTOBOOKFEST 2018 presents a new project «NOOR. Come and see», the first exhibition in Russia by NOOR photo agency, which has been sending the shockwaves across the photo journalism community for the last 10 years. The unique cooperative NOOR provides honest and unbiased comments on the modern world, shows the hottest problems of the last decade in photography, multimedia projects and journalist materials.
When, i… more
Amateur football in Russia
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents Sergey Novikov's personal exhibition: GRASSROOTS. Amateur football in Russia, which will take place in the White Hall of the Center from 8th of June till 15th July 2018.
What goes unseen behind the glossy images of big-scale official events? While preparations for the 21st World Cup are in full swing, all over Russia hundreds of amateur football teams are taking part in local competitions for the many Russian regions, republics and prov… more
Moscow international contemporary photography and photobook festival PHOTOBOOKFEST 2018 presents «Looking for Lenin» – a project by a Swiss photographer Niels Ackermann and a French journalist Sebastien Gobert. The exhibition will be open from April, 20 till June, 24 in The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography.
In December 2013 Niels Ackermann witnessed the Lenin monument being demolished on the Bessarabia square in Kiev. What was it: a public execution or maybe legalized… more
PHOTOBOOKFEST presents an exhibition of finalists of Unseen Dummy Award 2017, which is held in the White hall of the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography from May 23 until June 3, 2018.
Unseen Dummy Award is a Dutch book dummies contest, giving young photographers and designers from all around the world a unique opportunity to express themselves in the international photography industry. The winner gets an opportunity to publish a photo- book in collaboration with Lecturis. The award is coor… more
Following the Weekend with Unseen, an exhibition of the ING Unseen Talent Award finalists takes place at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow. For the exhibition, curator Natalia Grigorieva (Founder and Chief Curator of Lumiere Brothers Center) has handpicked six exceptional finalists from the past two years, including Andrea Grützner (1984, Germany), Alexandra Lethbridge (1987, United Kingdom), Thomas Albdorf (1982, Austria), Miren Pastor (1985, Spain), Tereza Zelenkova (1… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography and PHOTOBOOKFEST 2018 present an exhibition of Małgorzata Stankiewicz "Cry of an Echo".
Małgorzata Stankiewicz is a Polish-Swiss photographer. She mainly works with black-and-white hand-printed and experimental photography. In 2017, Stankiewicz became the winner of Unseen Dummy Award, an international contest of book dummies for young photographers and designers, where the winner gets a unique opportunity to publish and present … more
A selection of projects supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia from 2013 until now.
It is clear that the interest in photobooks is rising in Switzerland, as well as throughout the world, which is evidenced by a recent surge of research activity, exhibitions, new festivals and awards. The presentation of their work in bookish form has always been an attractive option for photographers, as it ofers countless possibilities of narrative and visual constructs, and is also open to experimen… more
Moscow international contemporary photography and photobook festival PHOTOBOOKFEST 2018 presents an exhibition «I, Oblomov» by a young photographer Ikuru Kuwajima (Japan/Russia).
«One morning, in a flat in one of the great buildings in Gorokhovaia Street, the population of which was sufficient to constitute that of a provincial town, there was lying in bed a gentleman named Ilya Ilyitch Oblomov» 1. With the very first line of the novel a Japanese documentary photograp… more
PHOTOBOOKFEST 2018 presents the Kapsula project, an exhibition by young Russian artists Tatyana Palyga and Alexandr Bondar, members of the Zoopark Publishing team aka just Zoopark. The project is about Saint Petersburg, winter, which has finally left us and which we will (not) miss, and also about our hopes for the future.
The exhibition is based on a text from a time capsule hidden in the wall of a Novosibirsk community centre in 1967 and taken out and open in 2017 to mark 100 years since the … more
60 years of Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe, and Coco Chanel
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting the first exhibition in Russia by Douglas Kirkland, a multi-award winning American photographer, lecturer and author of several books. The exhibition Behind the Scenes spans over 60 years of Douglas Kirkland’s photography career and focuses on its highlights. The Grand Hall of The Lumiere Center will host on-set photography from major Hollywood movies during the 1960s-2010s and an iconic photoshoot of Marilyn Monroe in 1961. A serie… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents the first exhibition of the German photographer Julian Faulhaber in Russia.
The exposition consists of works from the project LDPE (low density polyethylene), over which Faulhaber worked for several years starting in 2003. The name itself already manifests the artificiality of the captured spaces. The synthetic material used for the production of plastic bags becomes a reference to our time, when packaging often acquires more importance than … more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography returns «The Absence of Shame» exhibition by American photographer Jock Sturges to its walls.
The project was first opened in the beginning of September 2016. It consists of photographs which depict naturist families from France, North California, and Ireland, with whom Sturges has been communicating. The author photographed them throughout the duration of his long artistic career. Having started in the 1970s, he has now shot 3 generation… more
As part of the 2017 Year of Ecology in Russia, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting the first Russian exhibition of the famous photographer, polar explorer and environmental activist Sebastian Copeland. The exhibition, one of Copeland’s most comprehensive retrospectives, features around fifty large-format photographs taken over the last ten years during expeditions to the Polar Regions of Norway, Canada, the USA, Greenland, across the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic Pen… more
The exhibition of Jean-Marie Périer, master of the French photographic scene will be among first projects opening the new art season at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography. Author of the outstanding portraits of the celebrities from the world of music, cinema and fashion Périer worked for the best-known magazines and brands and created a striking portrait series of the XX century luminaries.
The key series presented at the exhibition is called «The World of Fashion D… more
Polish Institute in Moscow and The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography present a multimedia “portrait” of the dynamic Katowice city that celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding last year.
Katowice is the capital of Silesia, industrial center of Europe in the 19-20th centuries. Together with 13 neighboring towns Katowice constitute the largest metropole in Poland and the unique Agglomeration in Europe - Upper Silesian Industrial Region - which accounts for over 3 million… more
The best contemporary photographers from around the world will present their works at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography's exhibition (Im)possible to see: North Korea that is to open on June 22.
More than 70 photos selected specifically for exhibition in Russia are united by one main idea — to show the possibilities of photography in the study of the image of one of the most secretive states. Exhibition is complemented with chronicle photos taken by Soviet photographers in… more
The revolution of ideas is the revolution of people
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to announce the exhibition The Revolution of People devoted to the history of Russia’s scientific and industrial achievements since the Russian Revolution of 1917.
The joint exhibition of the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Sistema Charitable Foundation and RTI Concern Systems is based on the classical photography works of the Soviet period, video footage and documentary material from the archives of Russia’s major defe… more
On May 12, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography opens the exhibition New Spread presenting works and books of modern Russian photographers within the PHOTOBOOKFEST 2017 festival. Exhibition curator Anastasia Bogomolova is a young artist, researcher and book collector from the Urals.
Over the recent years, the format of the photobook, which enjoyed several waves of popularity abroad, has become for the Russian artists an advanced photographic practice, experimental site and instrument of … more
Masterpieces of the Soviet photobooks of the 1930-ies
Soviet photobooks of 1920–1930-ies are among the most significant phenomena in the world history of photobooks of the 20th century. Today their artistic and printing qualities, along with advanced design are highly appreciated by the researchers of books and photography. This was not always the case, however. The discovery of this material, forgotten and unclaimed for decades, began only in the late 90-ies.
Exhibition "The USSR is building socialism. Masterpieces of the Soviet photo… more
Видео-блок Video block: FLIP Photobook Award
The most unusual of many photobook contests, FLIP Photobook Award, was first held in the fall of 2016. The jury evaluated not the books of artists working with photography, but videos presenting these books.
Author's hands methodically turn the pages of the book from cover to cover, sometimes to music — this is the best way to demonstrate the book to audience, critics, and curators, … more
PhotoBook Awards shortlist
The thirty-five books, shortlisted for the fifth edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, offer a snapshot of the photobook community’s recent output—a sampling from a period in which we have seen an ambitious reinvention of the traditional book form, evolving sophistication in approaches to storytelling, and bold experimentation with production techniques.
The three final winners were selected from this set of books and chosen based on the quality of … more
As part of Photobookfest’s 2017 exhibition program, the installation of the Hungarian artist Peter Puklus “Handbook to the Stars” made up of 32 copies of his book, will be presented at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography from May 12th to May 18th. Pulkus attempts to portray his own universe with this handbook. his photographic works relate to each other like galaxies in relative proximity to one another that are bound together by their own gravitational force. The image… more
This year Moscow PHOTOBOOKFEST hosts The Fotobookfestival Kassel, which has gone on a journey first time in 9 years! Festival’s route is amazing and the first stop is Turkey! The shortlist of Kassel Dummy Award 2017 has already been announced within Istanbul Photobook Festival and the jury will choose the winners soon. The collection of these photobooks will be presented in Moscow in two weeks’ time.
Kassel Fotobookfestival’s curator Dieter Neubert will present the shortlist a… more
Canons of Beauty by Giovanni Gastel
“What fascinates me about photography is that it has no relation to reality; it is the interruption of the constant flow of time. From eternal movement, life, to eternal immobility; it alludes to the real to create a real parallel”.
For more than forty years, Giovanni Gastel has created a world of fashion and photography all his own. His photographs have appeared on the covers and pages of top fashion magazines such as Harper's B… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents the first Russian exhibition of the internationally acclaimed fashion photographer Denis Piel. The exhibition features around fifty iconic photographs that have been taken for the leading fashion magazines in the USA and Europe: Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair.
The exhibition focuses on the 1980s – the climax of Piel’s career – and highlights his innovative cinematic approach to fashion photography. Denis Piel was born in France in 1… more
Howard Schatz is an award-winning photographer who has received international acclaim for his portrait photography and work in various genres including studies of dancers, athletes, and human body. The photographs of Howard Schatz are exhibited extensively around the world and are included in the collections of numerous museums such as International Center of Photography, Oakland Museum and Musee de L'Elysee amongst others. His work has appeared in countless magazines throughout the world, … more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents the exhibition MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV: BODY METAPHYSICS by the American photographer Robert Whitman. This exhibition includes approximately sixty images of the Soviet-American dancer and choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov, recognized as one of the greatest ballet dancers of the XX century, and will premiere in Moscow this October.
The exhibition features Robert Whitman and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s five artistic encounters from 1995 to 2015 tha… more
In memory of Andrey Tarkovsky
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents the exhibition «In the footsteps of «The Sacrifice». In memory of Andrey Tarkovsky».
The exhibition is based on photos and interviews made this summer on the Swedish island Gotland, where The Sacrifice, the last Andrey Tarkovsky’s film, was shot 30 years ago. A special programme of film screenings, lectures and discussions will accompany the exhibition.
“Our exhibition is a tribute to one of the greatest d… more
YAKOV KHALIP, HEIR TO THE RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents the first complete retrospective of the classic Soviet photographer Yakov Khalip. The exhibition is based on the Khalip family archive, a collection from The Lumiere Center and private collections. The Yakov Khalip’s name is famous far beyond the Russian museum world and photographic collections. The exhibition of Yakov Khalip’s work, as well as the serious scope of publishing efforts, should have been available in Russia years ago… more
Marks the centenary of birth
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents an exhibition of a famous Soviet photographer Valentin Khukhlaev IN MOTION. The exhibition is based on the family archive, collection of The Lumiere Center and marks the centenary of the photographer’s birth.
Valentin Khukhlaev (1916-2010) was a photo correspondent of the major Soviet news agency TASS for over 50 years. He made around a thousand photo stories on assignment of the Agency. Photographic archive of active and energetic Khu… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography along with the Czech center in Moscow are pleased to present an exhibition of Viktor Kolář – one of the most important Czech photographers of the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition includes around 60 silver gelatin prints from his Ostrava and Canada series.
Viktor Kolář was born in 1941 in Ostrava. At 13 he began to photograph and at 23 he had his first exhibition at a local museum. Viktor Kolář… more
“One of the most important elements in my work is an absence: the absence of shame”.
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents an exhibition of one of the more celebrated and controversial photographers of the last decades, Jock Sturges.
Jock Sturges is famous for his series of families taken at communes in Northern California and in naturist resorts in France. The photographer’s initial rise to fame was burdened by controversy. The young age of some… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, a photographic collaboration between Chicago photographer Sandro Miller and actor John Malkovich. The project has successfully traveled throughout the world, both in Europe and the Americas, and has been featured as a special project during the oldest and most influential Rencontres d'Arles Photo Festival in the summer of 2015.
In 2013, aft… more
Annual travelling exhibition project for street and documentary photography
August 3-21, an annual exhibition project Innervisions will be presented at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow. The exhibition is dedicated to independent documentary photography.
The theme of the second season is “Documentary Photography of Human Habitats.” The exhibition is comprised of several solo and group exhibitions. The first part includes four of them: Private Life, Urban Space, Foundart, and No Subject, as well as a slide-show and Andrey Krashenitza'… more
Let’s recollect some of the most memorable lip-locks of all time.
Is it the kiss from a handsome prince that would bring Sleeping Beauty back to life? Or the kiss of Judas? Or a so called “Eskimo kiss” with a tip of the nose? Perhaps, a fraternal embrace of comrade Brezhnev? Or all covered with gold The kiss by Gustav Klimt? Perhaps, you may recall a movie kiss? Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh’s in Gone With the Wind or the passionate and tragic embrace outside the trenche… more
From April 7 to May 29, 2016, the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography will hold an exhibition of Antanas Sutkus Nostalgia for bare feet. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred works created by the master of Lithuanian photography between 1959 and 1979, many of which have never been shown before.
Antanas Sutkus is widely recognized as the forefather and inspirer of Lithuanian school of photography, which flourished on the western outskirts of the Soviet Union during the 1950s&ndas… more
The Lumiere Brother Center for Photography presents a new exhibition on January 27 Gaudeamus, the opening of which will coincide with the celebration of Student’s Day in Russia. Encompassing works of Soviet photographers from the Center’s collection, private collections, and university and historical archives, the exhibition shows what student life was like during various decades and reminds viewers their years as a student. The photographs capture the spirit of student life, which … more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to present a unique set of photographs – The Auschwitz Album – an exhibition organized along with Czech Center, Polish Cultural Сenter, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland and the Embassy of Israel in Moscow. Nearly 200 photographs were taken at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in the spring of 1944 and put together as an album by an unknown SS officer. This albums was later found by Lili Jacob, a then 19-year-old f… more
Irony as a landscape is a joint project of young photographers Oleg Borodin, Anton Zabrodin, and Alexander Lyubin. Working with the concept of symbolism and irony, as well as postulating the objecthood of photography, its output extends beyond the surface of the prints. The authors put varying degrees of visual intensity to make a broad bright statement.
Through an artist's perspective, landscape functions in new ways. Relying on principles of irony (the contrast between the literal meanin… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to present an exhibition of polish photographer Kacper Kowalski whose series of works, such as Toxic Beauty, Flood from the Sky, Polish Autumn have received numerous international awards. The exhibition will showcase his most recent project Side Effects that was also published as the artist’s very first monograph.
Kacper Kowalski, born in 1977, was supposed to be an architect. Yet five years of studies and four of designing were more … more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents a solo exhibition of Mikhail Savin’s work IT WILL BE A COLD WINTER, built around the time and spirits of the “cold” early 1960s.The exhibition marks the centenary of the photographer’s birth.
The name of the project refers to John F. Kennedy’s phrase said after the meeting with the Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev at the crucial Vienna summit held in June 1961. The two leaders failed to negotiate topical issues r… more
>The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents Naum Granovsky’s Grand Style. The exhibition encompasses acknowledged works of the photographer and pictures from his numerous trips across the country, previously unseen by the public. Exploring the legacy of one of the leading architectural photographers of Stalin era, the exhibition will trace the development of representation of Soviet cities in photography and will revisit Granovsky’s Grand Style from the perspective of… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents the third solo exhibition of a Russian photographer Anton Lyalin Disappearing Africa, which encompasses 13 works devoted to the continent.
Anton Lyalin was born and grew up in Sochi. Since 1994 he has been living and working in Moscow. In 2001 he made his first trip to Africa, where he started photographing wild animals. The series, on which he started to work 14 years ago, encompasses more than 200 pieces by now. Since the first photographs… more
Although Kodak introduced its first color films in the 1930s, it took a long time to find a technically satisfactory method of printing - color prints were unstable and failed to correspond to intensity and saturation of the original positive film. Thus color photography was neglected by collectors and museums for several decades. And despite the fact that John Szarkowski curated solo show of William Eggleston who is regarded as a pioneer of color photography at MoMA in 1976, most photographers … more
“Experiences of Brownian motion” focuses on the generation of young Russian artists who are successfully presented in the world of international contemporary photography. With their works they form such a space of photography in Russia, where images become a force field open for experiments and a new kind of aesthetic experience. The exhibition features more than 200 works by 12 photographers from St Petersburg, Moscow, and Chelyabinsk.
The artists turn out to be on the intersection… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography and Japan Camera Industry Institute are pleased to present an exhibition tracing the history of the first Japanese mission overseas that initiated transition of Japan from being an agrarian country to the one of the world-leading states. The Tokugawa Shogun diplomatic mission coincided with demise of the Edo period followed by the Meiji Restoration that phased out feudal class system, including samurai, upon their return to Japan. The exhibition will f… more
The Lumiere Bothers Center for Photography is pleased to present an exhibition Document / Metaphor featuring photographs by Vladimir Filonov, created from the late 1970s till 1990s. The exhibition will be held in the White Hall from 16 September till 11 October as a part of the long-term project Anthology of Russian Photography of the XX century. Photo 80-90.
Vladimir Filonov`s photography is a complex combination of poetics and analysis. Whatever artistic techniques, styles and traditions (f… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography marks its 5th anniversary by the exhibition that spans the history of Soviet and Russian photography of the 20th century as seen through the magazine Soviet Photo.
Soviet Photo was the most popular in the USSR periodical on photography with the focus both on professional and amateur photography. During its lifetime from 1926 till 1997 the magazine witnessed all key figures of the photographic life of the country. Despite obvious governmental control o… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents a solo show of the British photographer and photojournalist James Hill who has been for over 20 years creating in-depth news features in Russia, CIS countries, Europe and conflict zones all over the world for leading newspapers (The New York Times, The Time etc), and also has been working on independent long-term projects.
The project Between War and Peace that made up a book Somewhere Between War and Peace in 2014, published by Kehrer Verla… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to present Wild Style by Mazaccio & Drowilal – the winners of the third BMW Art & Culture Residency at the musée Nicéphore Niepce in Chalon-sur-Saône in 2013. During the residency program the artistic duet of Elize Mazac and Robert Drowilal produced two series - Wild Style and The Dog’s Best Friend that were exhibited for the first time during the oldest and most influential photographic festival Renco… more
The Lumiere Bothers Center for Photography is delighted to present “Airy worlds” – the first solo exhibition in Russia of prominent French photographer Laurent Chéhère. The display features a distinguished selection of 13 works from the ”Flying houses” series, which has been successfully exhibited in New-York, London and Rio de Janeiro.
Chéhère was born into a prominent bohemian family and grew up in a bourgeois neighborhood of … more
The Lumiere Bothers Center for Photography is pleased to present an exhibition featuring the photographs by Jesse Alexander of the Formula One races from 1954 to 1971 which would later become recognized as a Golden Age of racing. Jesse Alexander's legendary archive of motorsports photography provides a thrilling insight into this spectacular period.
Alexander started photographing motorsports when the post-war period of austerity gave way to the technological advancements and the ensuing rise … more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to present an exhibition of one of the most significant American modernist photographers of the mid-20th century. Wynn Bullock’s very first retrospective exhibition in Moscow will feature 60 black-and-white works tracing Bullock’s evolution from his early experimental work of the 1940s, through the mysterious black-and-white imagery of the 1950s, to his late metaphysical photographs of the 1970s. The exhibition also showcases a v… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to present an exhibition of one of the classics of soviet documentary photography – Emmanul Evzerikhin. “The Last Session” is a project about the last days before the war that nobody expected. It is a project about fragility of peace on earth and importance of its maintenance; it’s is a project about the last generation of kids who had spent their carefree childhood before World War II that left its traces not only on… more
Research project by photographer Beat Schweizer and writer Urs Mannhart
Beat Schweizer is a reputed photographer who has been working with the most influential publications such as The Guardian and Die Zeit. Urs Mannhart is a writer and author of the novel «Lynx» that has become bestseller and was translated into Russian by Svyatoslav Gorodetsky. Together they decided to travel throught Norilsk to Dikson — the northernmost hardly reachable settlement in Russia. Their journey to Dikson has resulted in Mannhart's novel and their exhibit «D… more
What is PROzavod? It stands for a major exhibition of The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography that came out of the idea to show the best soviet industrial photography and has turned into a genuine research on the evolution of the image of factory and worker in Russia between avant-garde 1920s and present day.
PROzavod is an industrial story told by the medium of photography, collage and cinema. It is a kind of media archeology in the visual field. There is an avid interest toward industri… more
Hommage à la photographé Sabine Weiss
In anticipation of Christmas Holidays he Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography and Lumiere Brothers Gallery present the solo exhibition of a Swiss-French photographer Sabine Weiss. The exhibition is arranged to coincide with Sabine Weiss’ 90th anniversary that she celebrated this summer.
Most of the pictures, featured at the exhibition, were taken in France in the 1950s-80s. This period was crucial for formation of Sabine’s individual style. Apart from French photographs, The Cen… more
60 black-and-white photographs of the king of rock 'n' roll at the beginning of his career
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to present Alfred Wertheimer’s exhibition – the photographer who was fortunate enough to capture Elvis Presley in the very beginnings of his journey to stardom. The exhibition at the Large Hall of the Center for Photography features sixty black-and-white portraits of the “king of rock’n’roll”, covers of his numerous recordings and documental videos.
In early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked Alfred Wert… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to announce solo exhibition of Lawrence Schiller, one of the remarkable masters of portrait photography and a great figure in cinematography. “Personal photographer”, Schiller worked with Marilyn Monroe, photographed Richard Nixon’s and Robert Kennedy’s campaigns for Presidency in the United States and collaborated with plenty of Hollywood stars. His photographs repeatedly appeared on the covers of Life, Sport, Playbo… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of the recognized master photographer Harold Feinstein. Most of his photographs are devoted to his native Coney Island, the peninsula, whose appearance had been constantly changing under the influence of immigrants from different parts of the world. The beach is a figurative playground where America had been maturing as a nation. Nevertheless Feinstein’s breadth and exposure are far wider that u… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents a solo exhibition of a famous Lithuanian photographer Romualdas Požerskis. Moscow has not hosted yet such a vast selection of Požerskis oevre. The exhibition LARGE SCALE features over seventy author’s black-and-white prints from seven major series created from 1974 to 2005.
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography continues to introduce Muscovites to the Lithuanian school of photography which in the 1950s revolutioniz… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography presents first exhibition of a Japanese photographer Shigeru Yoshida in Russia. The exhibition will include 22 black–and-white photographs, made in the unique «Fresco Giclée» technique. The author will open the first Moscow exhibition and hold a lecture.
Shigeru Yoshida is a new name for the traditional perception of Japanese culture in Russia. The author has begun his creative way with making the “Big tree in the world&… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is proud to present an exhibition of one of the finest portrait photographers of the 20th century, Arnold Newman. The exhibition will include 122 authors’ prints and feature iconic portraits of European and American luminaries in the arts, the sciences, politics and business as well as his early abstract studies.
Arnold Newman (1918–2006) has been recognized as the father of “environmental portraiture” though his work can be considered as i… more
What does the humanity do when no one keeps an eye on it? It goes down the drain with gusto. Looking at Gusov’s black-and white photographs, you make sure that the humanity deserves every inch of the crisis it faces again. The photographer has been working for the last 25 years to show us the evidence of this fact in its entirety.
According to the British Top Foto rating, Sasha Gusov ranks among 20 most provocative contemporary photographers. His books were published by the most reputable … more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography discovers a new name in photography and presents the solo-exhibition of the intriguing Russian-German photographer Erwin Volkov Erwin’s Road. The exhibition features over sixty black-and-white photographs of the 1950s – 1960s from the newly-discovered archive.
Erwin Volkov (1920–2003) is a person of remarkable background and talent. He is the son of the World War I German captive and a Russian Petersburger Nadezhda Volkova. Sharin… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is proud to present a retrospective exhibition of celebrated Finnish American photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen. The exhibition that will take place at the Large Hall of the Center will feature one hundred photographs spanning the whole of Minkkinen’s career in chronological order.
Over the past four decades Minkkinen has been engaged as a teacher, curator, and writer while continuing to devote his photographic energies exclusively to the self-… more
From 14 March till 20 April 2014 The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography will hold the exhibition Ten Folders of Vyacheslav Tarnovetsky, which is the first ever retrospective of one of the prominent representatives of the so-called “alternative soviet photography”. Moscow has not seen yet such a vast selection of Tarnovetsky's oeuvre. The exhibition will feature around 70 author’s handprints from 1970s to 1990s.
Tarnovetsky's best photographs were taken with his … more
Classic Lithuanian photography
Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents a major exhibition project Genius loci. Classical Lithuanian photography, which will feature over two hundred photographs by fifteen most prominent Lithuanian photographers of the second half of the 20th century.
Lithuania’s photographic co-ordinates of the ‘60s are unique. Although being placed within the latitudes of Soviet ideology, Lithuania was detached from country’s center enough to take in the European photo trends and g… more
The 29th of January saw the opening of the exhibition of the Czech photographer Jiří Tondl “I’ve come back to my city…” at the Small Hall of the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography. The exhibition will feature 60 photographs depicting everyday life of St. Petersburg (Leningrad).
In 1972, a 22-year-old photographer Jiří Tondl came to the USSR to study the theory of newspaper and documentary photography at the Leningrad State University&rs… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photograph is pleased to announce “Photographic Legends” by Tim Mantoani. The project, the importance of which can hardly be overestimated, gathered together the biggest names in the world of photography.
Most successful photographers are better known for the images they create than for what they look like. Even their names tend not to show up very big. “The credit a photographer gets is usually six-point font in the gutter of a magazine,&rdqu… more
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to present Wayfinding. Photogravure etchings by Peter Miller, which will take place at the Small Hall of the Lumiere Center. Peter Miller is one of the few practitioners of photogravure process today. In this process, photographic image is made by printing from a photochemically etched metal plate. With the photogravure technique, a resist is exposed with ultra-violet light through a positive transparency and an aquatint screen, creating t… more
The People of the Country. XX century best photos
European photography in the USSR