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Young photographers exhibition goes on show in St Petersburg

18 December 2013

A new exhibition in St Petersburg brings together a selection of young photographers whose work looks at dialogue, whether with family and friends, society at large or even with one’s surroundings. An international jury that included Elisa Medde, editor of Amsterstam-based Foam Magazine, handpicked 12 artists from more than 100 entries for the Young Photography Project, an initiative that has been running since 2007.

Of those who made it to the final is Igor Samolet, author of Be Happy!, a vibrant book of photography that follows a group of young people aged between 18 and 25 who experiment with drugs, sex and alcohol in the north of Russia. Another artist, Maria Sakirko, will present Imaginary Photography, a project that questions the notion of reality in photography. Other photographers on show include Ekaterina Vasilieva, Nick Degtyarev, Vik Lashenov, Vladimir Kolbatov, Feodora Kaplan and Anton Lepashov.

The Young Photography project, organised by FotoDepartment, a St Petersburg-based non-profit foundation for contemporary photography, not only provides young photographers with a platform for their work but also organises seminars, workshops and portfolio reviews.The exhibition will run until 20 January 2014 at the Centre for Art and Music in St Petersburg.