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19 september

Russia Through The Camera Lens: VDNH launches a series of public lectures with famous travel photographers

The "Russia – My History" Historical Park at VDNH and the Russian Geographical Society have organised "Russia Through The Camera Lens", a joint project dedicated to the study of Russia through photography. Visitors will have the chance to meet professional travel photographers from 23 September to 22 October 2017, at VDNH's Pavilion No. 57. Taking part in the project are internationally-renowned documentary photographers with experience of exploring the most beautiful and remote corners of our country – from Kamchatka to the islands of the Gulf of Finland.

Ever wondered how to track down a wild animal and look it in the eye? Or how to take a breathtaking picture on the brink of the abyss? What is more important for a photographer: a great set of photos or their own life? What view of Russia do photographers get through their lenses? As part of the joint project organised by the Historical Park and the Russian Geographical Society, the best wildlife photographers will share their secrets of getting the perfect shot: Alexander Lyskin, Nikolay Razuvaev, Leonid Kruglov and others are all due to attend.

The first guest in the series is Alexander Lyskin, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) photographer, member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, winner of top awards at international professional photography contests (World Press Photo gold medal and Golden Eye Award, Inter Press Photo gold medal, UNESCO International Environment Photo Competition Award). He will give a lecture entitled "Russia. Flying High" on 23 September at 3 p.m.

The famous photographer will explain how photography has helped him to create an emotional and multi-faceted image of Russia and express the variety and beauty of our country through human emotions, natural treasures, and stunning landscapes.

It will be followed by lectures in October: "The Gogland Expedition. What Is There To Do On a 0.25 km² Island?" and "The Great Northern Road: Documentary Project". Our lecturers will explain how they created photographic masterpieces taken amongst hills, lakes, and valleys in almost uninhibited regions, and share the secrets of professional photography in extreme conditions.

The project "Russia Through The Camera Lens" has been organised to celebrate the opening of "Russia – My History" parks in over 20 major cities. Each park is devoted to presenting the unique ecology of its region.

Admission is free-of-charge but pre-registration is required.

TIME: 23 September, 3 p.m.
VENUE: VDNH, "Russia – My History" Historical Park (Pavilion No. 57).
PRICE: free.

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