How do you immerse yourself in Moscow's vibe? What exactly do photographers want to capture using black-and-white film and analog cameras? What happens to Moscow's popular places at night, and which public spaces come to life only when the sun goes down? For two weeks Mark Power, Alex Webb, and Gueorgui Pinkhassov – all Magnum photographers and members of the Magnum Live Lab/19 experimental lab – will be taking photos of everyday Moscow life. A week later they will discuss why street photography as a genre gives a new and unexpected perspective of the city and share what they learned about the lives of Moscow residents.
- Alex Webb is a US photographer whose works have been featured in Geo, Time, and The New York Times Magazine. He has covered many subjects for National Geographic magazine, including the Amazon River, Tijuana and Monterrey, Mexico, and Istanbul.
- Gueorgui Pinkhassov is the only Russian photographer at Magnum Photos. His work was noticed by the prominent Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, who invited Pinkhassov to his set to make a reportage about his film Stalker. His works have been featured in Geo, Actuel, and The New York Times.
- Mark Power is a British photographer and a visiting professor of photography at the University of Brighton. Power has published eight books, among which are The Sound of Two Songs (2010), the culmination of his five-year project set in contemporary Poland following its accession into the European Union, and Die Mauer ist Weg! (2014), about chance and choice when confronted, accidentally, with a major news event – in this case the fall of the Berlin Wall.
- Nina Gomiashvili is the curator of Magnum Live Lab/19 and founder of Pobeda, one of the first professional photo galleries in Moscow.
Moderator: Yulia Pankratova, journalist and TV presenter.
The event will be held in English, with simultaneous translation into Russian.
This is the first time that Magnum Live Lab/19 is taking place in Moscow. The project is supported by the Moscow City Tourism Committee.
The experimental laboratory Magnum Photos Live Lab/19 was launched last winter. According to the main idea of the project, the city is a theater and architecture is the setting. The end of the project will be marked by an exhibition about Moscow summer life, its parks, gardens, and terraces.
Magnum Photos is the world's most prestigious photographic agency which was formed in 1974 by four photographers: Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David Seymour. The agency, initially based in Paris and New York and more recently adding offices in London and Tokyo, works with the world's most renowned photographers who share the values of the founders and are also engaged in journalism, the art of photography, and documentary storytelling.
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