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"Photo with the Russian accent." The first united online photo exhibition opened at the Unification's website

Posted 1 November 2021 · (1792 views) · 2 comments · 4 people like this

The exhibition “Australia. Photo with the Russian Accent" has opened, this is the first joint photo exhibition of Russian-speaking photographers living in Australia. Photos at the exhibition are presented in three categories: "Australia - nature without borders", "The Light of the Russian soul" and "City Lines". It works online in two languages - Russian and English, and is available for viewing by everyone.

When we started this project, most people in Australia lived in a tough lockdown and with closed borders, all people were waiting for the end of these restrictions. We hoped that this project would brighten up this anxious expectation and cheer up many people.

For photographers, it could be diving into their archives during the process of selecting photos for an application. By the way, far from one participant really told that it was an excellent reason to “dig” in their photo-folders, which means they can relive some vivid impressions and escape from the sad news.

As to the audience, we wanted to please it with the concentrated beauty noticed by the authors' attentive eyes. Now, when we are opening the exhibition, there is already a bit of the “light at the end of the tunnel” - restrictions are gradually being lifted, borders were partial opened. Many people are already thinking about travel opportunities. However, we are confident that visiting our virtual exhibition also will add new, positive emotions, give you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the moments captured on photos, and learn something new about the country, its nature and cities, as well as about the Russian community living in Australia.

From Hobart to Brisbane and from Perth to Sydney - this is the geography of the participants in our virtual exhibition. More than 60 photographers shared the sparks of beauty and joy they witnessed and captured in their photos. We have received over 650 photos. It was really difficult to select the brightest ones from them! Although, not all works have been published, we sincerely thank all participants who sent applications and responded to the call to share their view of the world.

The famous art critic, Emeritus Professor of the Australian National University, Academician Alexander (Sasha) Grishin, congratulated all participants and the organisers of the exhibition on the its opening.

Alexander noted: “Photography is a democratic form of art, each of us is a photographer. Most photos simply document visible reality, but other photos interpret this reality through the lens of an artistic personality or through the lens of nationality. This innovative and engaging exhibition brings together photos which document, explore and interpret aspects of the life in Australia by Russian-speaking photographers. It also represents a number of remarkable creative personalities, such as Olga Kirsanova, Elena Pochesneva, Dmitry Gusak, Irina Derevich, Lana Ge, Olga Danilova, Ioulia Prichtchepina, Natasha Moroz and Svetlana Kondratenko.“

It is very exciting to understand how many talented photographers there are in our Russian-speaking Australian community! Bright colors of the sunset and gentle watercolors of fogs, splashes of ocean waves and dewdrops on flower petals, a child's smile and a fountain of actor’s emotions on the stage, a game of illumination on city buildings and the lines of trails leading far away. Such photos and many other sketches were generously shared by the participants of the exhibition.

Video presentation of the photo exhibition: 


As a result, all of us – viewers and participants – got the priceless gift: beauty, light and warm emotions saved on photos, which everyone can enjoy again and again. We are happy to share this gift with you and invite you to visit the exhibition on the web-site. We hope you will find works that will delight you and add a good mood that in each of the three categories of the exhibition: "Australia - Nature Without Borders", "Light of the Russian Soul" and "City Lines".

Enjoy your photography journey!

Online Photo Exhibition 'Australia. Photo with Russian Accent'  

Exhibition curator photographer Elena Pochesneva
Editor-in-chief of the Unification newspaper Vladimir Kouzmin


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