FOTOFEST 2012 BIENNIAL Biennial Catalogue
Contemporary Russian Photography
 ISBN 978 90 5330 768 7 

Single volume, hard bound edition available later this year

Edited and essays by: Evgeny Berezner, Irina Chmyreva, Natalia Tarasova and Wendy Watriss

Format 22.5 x 24 cm (portrait)
Set of two paperback volumes
Vol 1: 360 pages with over 300 photos from FotoFest's Contemporary Russian Photography exhibitions, reproduced in full color and duotone 
Vol 2: 304 pages with full color and duotone  reproductions of photographs from 2012 Biennial Participating Spaces, 2012 Discoveries of the Meeting Place, FotoFest Inter-Biennial Programs and other FotoFest programs.

Design: Henk van Assen  

The initial printing of the FotoFest 2012 Biennial Catalogue is no longer available. A hard bound version of Volume 1, focused on FotoFest's Contemporary Russian Photography exhibitions is planned for the near future. Reservations for the hard bound version are available now at FotoFest Headquarters, 1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas or by contacting Marianne Stavenhagen at or 713.223.5522 ext 19.

Contemporary Russian Photography is the subject of the FotoFest 2012 Biennial. The Biennial publication is an extensive representation of the evolution of creative photography in Russia from the late-Stalin period of the late 1940s through the wild experimentalism of Perestroika and its aftermath in the 1990s to the work of young Russian photographers today.

The presentation of Russian photography shows the remarkable breadth of the photographic arts in Russia over the past 60 years. The essays provide a re-examination of the history of creative photography in Russia after Stalinism. The book presents 180 artists from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus 

The publication contains over 300 colour images, curatorial essays, artist and curator bios, with website information. 
The history of Russian creative photography since the late 1940s, its artists and artworks are the subjects of essays by the leading Russian curators and independent art historians Evgeny Berezner and Irina Chmyreva, Ph.d.

As Deputy Director General for photography and multi-media projects at the ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition 
Center of the Russian Ministry of Culture, Mr. Berezner curated over 150 exhibitions of contemporary and classical Russian photography. 

Irina Chmyreva is the senior researcher for photography at the Department of Russian Art of the 20th Century in the State Research Institute of Art History in The Russian Academy of Fine Arts. She has written widely on Russian photography. 
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