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International Photoparade Started with Exhibitions "My Country" and "Refugees"
August 12, 2016 21:49

The 10th international photo festival PHOTOPARADE in Uglich kicked off in the Yaroslavl Region on August 10, 2016.
For five days more than 100 master classes and about 30 exhibitions will run in various venues of the town of Uglich.
The festival was opened with the Refugees exhibition of the Russian newspaper photographer Sergey Ponomarev, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize 2016. In creating his photo story, he followed migration flows which overflowed Europe in 2015 to the extent comparable with peoples' movements during World War II.
Afterwards the My Country exhibition from archives of the TASS agency was opened. This year marks the 90th anniversary since the creation of TASS Photochronicles. In 2016 the agency has started systematic digitization of its analog archives — about 860 000 images on all sorts of carriers. Elite rare photos, which were closed for general public before are displayed at the exhibition My Country.
The exposition presents 60 unknown photos taken by photo classics and TASS reporters from 1926 to 1986. In those photos you will see the legendary Soviet pilot Valery Chkalov, the geographer and the Far North explorer Otto Shmidt, military divers at the bottom of the sea (a photo of 1948), sea modellers at the all-Union competitions at the water station Dynamo in 1956 and the national footbal team of the USSR, which won the first ever European Cup (Paris, 1960).
Two more projects of TASS will be introduced at the international festival in Uglich. These are Three Colors of the Crimea timed to the anniversary since reunion of the Crimea with Russia, and the 2016 project That is the Caucasus telling about life of the North Caucasus regions: Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, North Ossetia, Stavropol Territory and Chechnya.
In total about 30 various projects and 100 actions international photofestival will take place at during the four days of PHOTOPRADE in Uglich. Besides, the contest A Point on the Map. Small Towns and a portfolio revue will be held.
More than 50 Russian and foreign photographers are taking part in the festival.


Author: Vera Ivanova

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