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EVENTS

Photography as an Object of Collecting

05.10.2009


The School of Photography welcomed Cristelle Rochette with her seminar “Photography as an Object of Collecting”. The vice-head keeper of collections of Nicephore Niepce museum spoke about the museum, its history and collections, the museum’s objectives, as well as modern tendencies in museum development in France.

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SUMMER PHOTOPRACTICUM “VISUAL DOCUMENTS”

JULY 2009

The Photopracticum will be held on July 1 - July 8 in Minsk and will be framed in the project of International School of Visual Communication.
During the practicum the participants and the supervisors of the working groups will find themselves under special conditions of Byelorussian visual environment, where they will create new space of communication, and to interact within it they will make use of photographic communication elements – “Visual Documents”.

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Documentary Photography Contest

MAY - JUNE 2009

The annual theme contest “Time Archive” has been declared open to accept series of photographs and photographic projects to participate. The theme for year 2009 is social-documentary photography.

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL

MARCH 2009

The project “School of Photography” is developing a new direction, that of a wedding photography school. There has been worked out a unique program of module education and training for photographers aiming at successful work at different stages of their development in the wedding photography business.

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SEMINAR OF IGOR MOUKHIN

27.02.2009

A widely –known Moscow photographer-documentarian Igor Moukhin has come to Minsk to hold a seminar. Among the main topics discussed at the seminar were genre photography, street-photography, genre specifics, and street-photography as documentation.

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FIRST PORTFOLIO REVIEW EVENT
IN BELARUS

20.02.2009

For the first time the unique world practice of portfolio review, i.e. reviewing photographs by a group of experts, was organized and hosted in Belarus. Nine Byelorussian and foreign specialists in the area of visual arts made up a group of ‘personal consultants’ for those who are planning to continue their education and artistic work in photography. The event took place in the Labyrinth Gallery of the Byelorussian National Library.

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Days of Belarusian-Swedish Photography in Vitebsk

FEBRUARY 2009


The Embassy of Sweden and the Center of Photography in Minsk supported by the Swedish Institute initiated “The Days of Belarusian-Swedish Photography in Vitebsk” which were held on
February 14–18, 2009.

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Library of the Center of Photography

25.12.2008

The Center of Photography has opened free access to the reading hall of its library. All comers could get familiar with the libraries fund encompassing over 100 publications: photographic albums, exhibition catalogues, cards, books on the history and technology of photography, essays by famous photographers. The library’s fund gets enlarged weekly.

Seminar of Jens Lasthein

24.10.2008

“The School of Photography” hosted a seminar of Jens Lasthein titled “White Sea Black Sea". The author introduced his photographic projects and spoke on the specifics of working on a thematic project and a photographic book. The seminar was held with support of the Embassy of Sweden in the Republic of Belarus and the Swedish Institute.

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ANTOINE GONIN VISITS
THE SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

17.10.2008

The School of Photography hosted a constructive meeting with the French photographer Antoine Gonin. The discussion was devoted to industrial photography. The author commented on his work over the project “Eulogy to the Future” (“Eloge de l’avenir)

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Start of
the center of photography

15.08.2008

The Center of Photography has started its activities in Minsk. The organization has been created on the initiative of a group of Belorussian photographers. Our main goal is to initiate and to support projects called to bring the Belarusian photography into the space of world photographic culture.