From March 14 to April 20, 2014 the Lumiere Brothers Photography Center will be hosting the exhibition Ten Folders of Vyacheslav Tarnovetsky.
It will be the first retrospective of one of the brightest representatives of “different Soviet photography”.
Vyacheslav Tarnovetsky (1945-2002) started taking pictures in the 1960s, but he never considered photography to be his profession. Rather, it was his deeply cherished hobby. Vyacheslav Tarnovetsky’s thinking was not in some verbal stories but in lots of pictures that he sorted in special folders. The National Library of France got interested in his photographs back in the 1970s, and that was the beginning of his active exhibition life. In addition, of course, Vyacheslav Tarnovetsky became appreciated in the Soviet Union, but he was as far from socialist realism as possible and never attended to orders, and always for his own liking.
Author: Vera Ivanova