Tuesday 05.02.19, 19:00
Moscow through the Magnum photographers lenses (Discussions)

Experimental laboratory Live Lab/19 participants will present their vision of modern Moscow and discuss key properties of the urban image 










English with simultaneous translation into Russian

Magnum Photos Live Lab/19 have started in Moscow. Photographers Thomas Dworzak (Germany), Alex Majoli (USA) and Newsha Tavakolian (Iran) take part in the project. Nina Gomiashvili will serve as the project curator. In two weeks they will produce a whole exhibition at Zaryadye Park dedicated to contemporary Moscow. The process will be open to all and everyone will be able to track it real time.

Seeing the city as a theatre will become the main framework. First of all, masters will focus on Moscow architecture as theatrical scenery that amazes with its changing styles. Secondly, they will explore Moscow everyday life which lies behind theatrical plays. At Strelka photographers wil give a public talk on the role of urban environment in the framework of their project. Also russian expert urbanist and journalist Askar Ramazanov will take part in the discussion. Together they will study the image of modern Moscow and talk about urban elements interaction and public spaces effects. Journalist Sofiko Shevardnadze will moderate the public talk.

Magnum Live Lab/19 is the first experimental laboratory of the international photographic agency Magnum to be held in Russia. The idea of the Lab which has already taken place in Paris, London, and Shenzhen draws upon the ultimate openness and provides the audience with access to the backstage of the photographic practice of Magnum professionals.

Magnum Photos — an international photographic agency founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Roger and David Seymour. With o‘ces in Paris, New York, London, Tokyo today Magnum Photos works with the most notable professionals from all over the world who share the values of the founders and combine in their practice journalism, photography, and documentary.

After the public talk listeners will be able to ask their questions.