FOTOKROK
IV International Festival of Photography in Vitebsk (Belarus)
26-30 June 2019
PLEASE ENTER YOUR CITY NAME
Participants of the 1st Festival of Photography "FOTOKROK" in Vitebsk. Art Space of the THE CENTER OF MODERN ART, June 26, 2016. Photo: RUSS PRESS PHOTOS
5 days

The program of the Photo Tour will take place on June 26-30, 2019, in the Days of the City of Vitebsk.
2 competitions

Two festival competitions - preliminary - the main program and blitz.
10 classes

The master classes, lectures and portfolio-review of photographs are in the festival program.
12 exhibitions

National exhibitions of photo artists of Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine are presented.
MARCH 10 - JUNE 10 2019
Festival Competition
Today's DAY
Reflect the photographic signs of the 21st century in everyday life – the aim of this competition.
We encourage Amateur photographers
and professionals to become participants of the festival competition "Today's DAY" and send pictures that embody the state of modern society.
The development of civilization laid
in human life. From prehistoric times to the present
day level of civilization reached incredible heights. But nevertheless
and now there are things unchanged for the entire period of progress. This applies to both psychological and technological state.
It is no secret that the development of civilization, its benefits are aimed at human comfort. Society inevitably sacrifices knowledge for the sake of information, and comfort in turn negatively affects health. Religion is intertwined with politics, forbidden fruits have long ceased to be secret.
What it is - a modern society, what are the signs of the 21st century, especially in daily life? To reflect this photographically is the task of this competition. The competition photos can reflect the significant events of our time, which you witnessed - no matter within your yard or country - the symbols of modernity; types in portraits of contemporaries; temporary contrasts and everything that can create a portrait of today's society.
Send photographs to: fest@fotokrok.org
The rules of festival competition
Festival Competition rules and agreements
Generalities.
These rules determine the purpose of the thematic photo contest (Competition), the conditions of participation of participants, the procedure for its conduct and determining the winners.
The purpose and objectives of the competition.
Name: Outdoor photo contest "Today;s DAY" in the framework of the festival of photography "FotoKrok" to them. Sigismund Yurkovsky in Vitebsk.
The competition has an international status, participation in the Competition is held on a voluntary and equal basis, everyone can take part in it. The competition is open, the geography of participants is not limited.
The competition was established to create a professional platform for evaluation of photographic creativity in the Republic of Belarus. The competition, as well as the festival in General, glorifies the famous name of the Vitebsk photographer of the 19th century Sigismund Yurkovsky.
At the end of the competition the best photos and works of the winners form an exhibition, which is exhibited during the following year.
The organizer of competition – Fund of photography "FotoKrok", Vitebsk
The duties of the Organizer include:
– Organization and holding of the Competition;
– Preparation and distribution of information messages about the Competition;
– Determining the date and venue of the Competition;
– Organization of the jury;
– Summing up, preparation of prizes and awarding of winners;
– Organization and holding of the final exhibition of photos of the winners and the best works of the competition;
– Resolution of controversial issues.
Condition of participation.
Competition is open. Anyone can participate in the competition with their works, except the organizers of the competition and members of the professional jury. Authors from any country without restrictions are allowed to participate in the contest.
The author of the photographic material may be one or more photographers who have submitted works to the competition on their own behalf. In case of disputes, the organizers of the competition request proof of authorship.
The organizers of the contest reserve the right to exclude all the works of the author from the competition or prize in the event that the facts of copyright infringement are revealed.
The decision to exclude works is made by the organizing Committee. The decision is not subject to appeal.
The official languages of the competition are Belarusian, Russian and English.
Participation in the competition is free.
Only those works that meet the theme and requirements given in these Rules are accepted for the Competition.
The works sent to the Contest are not returned, are not reviewed and are kept by the Organizer. By submitting photos to the Contest, the authors agree to these Rules and transfer to the Organizer non-exclusive copyrights to use the photos for the purposes related to the Contest without payment of any remuneration.
The works of the contest participants can be used for:
– Publications in any printed and electronic materials of the Organizer;
– Public display (photo exhibition).
Submitted photos must be taken personally by the author and can not be borrowed from external sources.
Each participant can send no more than 10 different photos to the category of single photos and up to 3 series to the category of series. Photography on the theme of the contest "today's DAY" should be done in the period 2010-2019.
Photos must have titles and may be accompanied by comments from the authors.
Terms and procedure of the Competition.
Acceptance of works takes place from March 10 to June 10, 2019.
All works submitted by the participants are submitted to the professional jury for evaluation.
The jury has the right to transfer photos to another category without the consent of the author.
Summing up the results of the Competition takes place on June 10-15, 2019.
The announcement of the winners is held at the opening of the final exhibition on June 26, 2019 in the framework of the festival of photography "Fotokrok" in Vitebsk.
The ceremony of awarding the winners of the contest will be held on June 30, 2019 on the closing of the festival of photography "FotoKrok" in Vitebsk.
All winners will be notified in advance by e-mail and detailed instructions on how to receive the prizes.
The terms of the Competition stages may be changed by the decision of the Organizer.
All relevant information about the Competition, the exact date, date, etc. is posted on the official page of the Competition on the Internet: http://fotokrok.by
Theme and concept of the contest.
We encourage Amateur photographers and professionals to participate in the festival contest "Today's DAY" and send pictures that embody the state of modern society.
Requirements for the work.
Before submitting works for the competition, the author must register on the festival website "FotoKrok" by filling in an online form. Fill in the last Name / first Name / phone Number / email Address / City where you are from. REGISTRATION>>>
Only pre-registered authors can participate in the contest.
Each participant can send no more than 10 different photos to the category of single photos and up to 3 series to the category of series.
Accepted series consisting of a minimum of three and a maximum of twelve photos
One photo may not be submitted in more than one category.
Photo works for the Contest must be submitted in the form of files by e-mail to the address fest@fotokrok.org or on digital media to the organizing Committee of the Competition.
Works are accepted in the following categories:
"Today's DAY. Single photos»
"Today's DAY. Series»
Photos must be in JPEG format, sized at least 1 MB, at least 1500 x1000 pixels. saving the EXIF file – metadata of the digital image.
The photo must not contain any inscriptions, frames and logos.
Photos are taken with minimal graphic processing (cropping, adjustment of density/exposure, contrast, can be translated into b/W);
The name of the file should be in Russian/Belarusian/English with a consistent indication of the category, full Name of the Author and the title of the work.
Example for a single photo: COMPETITION-2019_Ivanov I. My village.jpg
Example for series: BAKE-2019.Seriano A. I. My village_01/02/03... .jpg
Photo works with the description of the place, date and time of shooting, author's comment are welcome.
The photo may not be accepted for participation in the Competition if:
– Work does not meet the specified requirements of these Rules;
– The work contains calls for violence, racial and national or religious intolerance, elements of eroticism;
– Works sent after the deadline set by the Organizer.
Evaluation criterion.
Theme of contact work;
– Technical image quality (exposure, sharpness, clarity, color);
– Availability of technical methods of photography (optics, intelligent lubrication, wiring);
– Artistic expressiveness of photography (original composition, the presence of the plot, semantic contrast, the use of visual means, etc.).);
– General impression (expert opinion of the professional jury).
Summing up the results of the Competition.
The best pictures will be included in the festival exhibition, the winners will be awarded with diplomas and memorable gifts from the Festival "FotoKrok".
The selection of entries is made by a jury of professional photographers, curators and critics of photography:
– Vasily Prudnikov – photographer, Director of photography "Photochrom" and RUSS PRESS PHOTO;
– Sergey Maksimishin – photojournalist, twice winner of World Press Photo;
– Evgeny Berezner – curator of photography in Russia and abroad, expert at international portfolio reviews;
– Alexander Kurbatov – photographer, teacher of the Institute of photography RUSS PRESS PHOTO;
– Andrey Dukhovnikov – Director of the Vitebsk center for contemporary art.
The jury may be replaced.
In each category the works that received the most votes of the jury members are recognized as the best. The result of the examination is recorded by each member of the jury by filling in the evaluation sheet. The final decision is made in the form of a Protocol in which the winners are determined.
The organizing Committee and the jury have the right to establish special prizes.
The jury has the right not to award individual prizes or to divide one prize (except the Grand Prix) between several participants.
Prize fund.
As prizes among the participants of the contest are drawn:
The main Prize is the Grand Prix of the photo contest.
The prize and Diploma for 1 / 2 / 3 place of the competition in the category of single images.
The prize and Diploma for 1 / 2 / 3 place of the competition in the category series.
The prizes of the prize Fund of the Contest are not exchanged and cannot be replaced by cash equivalent.
Other provision.
The fact of participation in the Contest means that the Participant gives his consent to the processing of his personal data , namely the collection, systematization, accumulation, storage, recording on electronic media and their storage, clarification, update, change, use, distribution (including the transfer to a certain number of persons, acquaintance of an unlimited number of persons, disclosure and cross-border transfer), depersonalization, blocking, destruction and other methods of processing of personal data, solely for the purposes of the Contest in accordance with the requirements of the current legislation of the Russian Federation.
In case of violation by a person of any of the provisions of these Rules, as well as the establishment of the fact of unfair (including, but not limited to, placement by a person of false information, placement by a person of obscene and/or ambiguous from the point of view of morality photos) and/or rude and unworthy behavior of a person (including, but not, the Organizer has the right to prevent such a person from participating in the Contest and/or to suspend the person at any stage of the Contest from further participation in the Contest and/or deprive the person of the prize of the prize Fund of the Contest with the simultaneous removal of the photo posted by the person. In this case, the Organizer has the right to dispose of the prize at its discretion.
The fact of participation in this Contest implies that its Participants are familiar with and agree with these Terms and conditions of the user agreement.
In everything that is not provided by these Rules, the Organizer and Participants of the Competition are guided by the current legislation of the Russian Federation.
REGISTRATION>>>
Contact details of the Organizer
fest@fotokrok.org
HELP in Vitebsk:
The administrator of the festival – Vyacheslav Pobedinsky +375 29 219-44-51
Director of photography Fund "Photochrom" – Vasily Prudnikov +375 29 558-77-96
HELP in Moscow:
Partner of the festival is a Cultural project RUSS PRESS PHOTO
Phone: +7 915 258-71-25
2017 Local Foundation photos "FotoKrok", Vitebsk


Artists George and Ilya Puzenkov. Moscow, 2013 Photo: Victor Goryachev "FotoKrok", Vitebsk
Photo: Oleg Astakhov, Gerhardt Arthur, Alexander Vedernikov, Igor Podgorny
Artists George and Ilya Puzenkov. Moscow, 2013 Photo: Victor Goryachev "FotoKrok", Vitebsk
International photo festival "FotoKrok" Sigismund Yurkovsky memory was created as a platform for Amateur photographers, where it is possible to exchange creative and professional experience.
The organizer of the photo festival is Vitebsk photography Fund "FotoKrok" with the support of the Department of culture of Vitebsk city Executive Committee.
Эмблема Витебского Фонда фотографии "ФотоКрок".
For the purpose of photofest – to unite national and foreign Amateur photographers in the most creative place of the Republic of Belarus –
the city of Vitebsk.

To attract creative people in the field of photography and thereby promote Vitebsk with the help of their creativity at the national and world level.
The objectives of the photofest-to show the audience a high level of photographic culture through the organization of a number of high-class photographic exhibitions as classics of photography, and the best works of contemporary Amateur photographers on a competitive basis.

To conduct educational workshops, lectures, sessions, portfolio review to enhance photography among Amateurs.

To create a place for continuity of Amateurs and professionals, a platform for reflecting the diversity of the surrounding reality with the help of photography.
The location of the Republic of Belarus is unique, it borders with 5 countries, participants of which determine the international status of the festival, which invites fans and professionals of photography of Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and of course Belarus to participate in the competition and the festival.
Vitebsk is already known to the world as the city where they were born, lived
and they created world-class masters in various fields of culture, art and science. This Is Yuri Pen, Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich. ,
El Lissitzky, Ilya Repin, Mark Fradkin etc.
There is another outstanding personality, who glorified the city. Sigismund Yurkovsky is a photographer, designer, who made the invention (storm – slot gate), which is still used by the entire world photographic community. His name is included in the global and domestic books & reference on photography. Now Vitebsk has another point of attraction - a photo.
Vasily Prudnikov
Director Of The Festival "Fotokrok"
june 26-30 2019
Masters
FotoKrok - 2019
Sergey Maximishin (St. Petersburg)
Photojournalist
Sergey Maksimishin is one of the most famous Russian photojournalists, two-time winner of the World Press Photo contest, winner of many Russian and international competitions. Sergey Maksimishin's photos were published in Time, Newsweek, Paris Match, Focus, Stern, Geo, Russian Reporter and many other magazines. In 1998 he graduated from the St. Petersburg faculty of photojournalism. In 1999-2003-staff photographer of the newspaper "Izvestia". Teacher of photography, who has raised more than one generation of wonderful photographers. Since 2003 he has been cooperating with the German Agency "Focus".
http://www.maximishin.com/ >>>
Algimantas Aleksandravicius (Lithuania)
Photographer
Algimantas Aleksandravicius — famous photographer from Lithuania (Panevezys), considered the best portrait painter of Europe, a laureate of the Polish national prize of culture and art. At the time, late became interested in photography, but soon literally blew up photography. In his work, light touches infinity. This is the miracle of portraits of Algimantas of Aleksandravicius. The master is endowed with a rare gift to create psychological portraits. In 2008, for achievements in art photography Algimantas Aleksandravicius awarded the order of Knight of the Netherlands. He published more than 10 publications and opened about 70 solo exhibitions.
http://www.algisphoto.lt/ >>>
Evgeny Berezner (Moscow)
Curator
Evgeny Berezner is a curator in the field of photography in Russia and abroad. He held more than 250 exhibitions. Chairman of the jury of the International competition for the best photographic edition of Central and Eastern Europe in Bratislava, Slovakia. Expert of international portfolio-Revue in Berlin, Bratislava, Buenos Aires, Krasnodar, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Porto Alegre, Plovdiv, Houston. Curator of the "New gallery" in Moscow.
Nikolai Kulebyakin (Moscow)
Photografer
Nikolay Kulebyakin is a photographer-artist, one of the few modern Russian authors who have a real world recognition. The work of this artist belongs to the field of photography, which is called "pure" photography. In addition to photographic optics and media in the works there is no manipulation when shooting or processing or printing. The famous color series "Fragments" and "Texture" published numerous photographic magazines in Europe and America, his photographs were included in the exhibitions of galleries and museums in Sweden, Finland, France, great Britain.
https://nikolaikulebyakin.photographer.ru/biography >>>
Jonas Staselis (Vilnius)
Photographer, President of the press photographers club of Lithuania
Jonas Staselis is a professional photocorrespondent, Chairman of the press photographers Club of Lithuania and the Union of art photographers of Lithuania, member of the Council of culture and art and Director of the International fest-Valya photojournalism Vilnius Photo Circle, editor of the photographic magazine magazine Fotografijos. Jonas Staselis has been a member of the selection Committee of master classes for young photographers of The Joop Swart Masterclass since 2000, which are organized under the auspices of the world Press Photography competition. On photo Festival, the photo lesson - 2019 Jonas of Staselis will hold a lecture on the challenges facing contemporary photojournalists.
http://www.pressphoto.lt/ >>>
Alexander Kurbatov (Moscow)
Photographer, teacher of photography
Alexander Kurbatov is a professional photojournalist since 1976, has an architectural education, an expert in the history of photography, photo composition. He wrote a treatise "Metaphysics of the photographic process from "A" to "I". Kurbatov – a true "leechnik", prefers genre photography, was familiar with Henri Cartier Bresson – accompanied the Maestro during his stay in Moscow, was friends with Bishop Pitirim, and what is remarkable, their friendship was also connected by photography and a common attachment to the Leica camera.
Currently, the teacher of copyright courses at the Institute of photography RUSS PRESS PHOTO.
http://mipap.ru/kurbatov >>>
Ilya Terentyev
(Vitebsk)
Photografer
Ilya Terentyev – photographer, a supporter of analog photography, technological figure prefers expired film and shooting on large format cameras. Educator and photographer by vocation, in the end for many years worked as a photographer-laboratory assistant in Vitebsk pedagogical Institute-tut. His real motto is "Not a step forward!"– conscious rejection of modern digital technologies in photography. Work Terentyev, made using classic techniques – the perfect photographic alchemy. The photographer skillfully brings seemingly simple subjects with the help of optics and photochemistry to real works of art. The recipe of his masterpieces is simple – light, glass and silver. The festival program includes an author's exhibition and a master class on shooting on large format cameras.
http://fotorachmaninov.ru/photographers/ilia-terentev
Stepan Rudik
(Kiev-Poznan)
Documentary photographer
Stepan Rudik – Ukrainian photographer, lives in Poland. Works in the genre of reportage, genre photography, portrait. A member of the Union of photographers of Ukraine and Russia.Born in 1982 in Ismail (Ukraine). He graduated from the Kiev national University of Culture and Arts with a degree in photography. Winner of the Grand Prix of the international photo festival "Siberian Biennale" – 2007, Surgut (Russia) for the series "Beyond reason". Grand Prix, gold medal of Photography (FIAP) in the black and white section of the I-th international photo Biennale under the auspices of the International Federation FIAP – 2007, Laureate in the category "Current topics" on the Press Photo of Russia 2008, Scholarship of the National Polish Cultural Center "Gaude Polonia" 2010. Currently he is a freelance artist. http://www.stepanrudik.com/ru/ >>>
Svyatoslav Ponomarev (Moscow)
Photographer, artist, musician
Svyatoslav Ponomarev is a famous Russian artist, photographer, musician and performer. Engaged in art practice in various fields of art. The founder of the Theatre of Tibetan music PURBA. Ponomarev — a synthetic figure, he is an artist for whom different tools of expression, up to different types of art — the obvious form of expression of the results of a single process of exploring the world. A master of conceptual art will talk about photography outside of photography. Further and deeper. There where quite chaos. This condition and helps in the working on your masterpiece Svyatoslav Ponomarev.
http://mipap.ru/ponomarevsvyatoslav >>>
Alexey Sivkov
(Saint-Petersburg)
Documentary photographer
Alexey Sivkov is a photographer and journalist. Engaged in documentary photography.
Winner of the international festival of photography "PhotoVisa", contest "Young photographers of Russia", photo contest "Minorities", entered the shortlist of the Union of journalists of St. Petersburg "Golden feather" (nomination "Photo of the year"). The author of the project on the life of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders "a Special facet of reality", shooting in the framework of which took place in Russia and Ukraine, photo essays about the inhabitants of the Artemiev-Verkol monastery in the Arkhangelsk region. Member of the Union of photographers of Russia.
http://projects.rublev.com/verkola >>>
Valera and Natasha Cherkashin (Moscow)
Artists, performance artists
Valera and Natasha Cherkashin - contemporary artists on a world scale? Real ambassadors of Russian art. This is already a name-brand. In his work actively using the technique of photography. Performance artists. Cherkashin know that behind the photo is invisible, but the existing world. Valera was a remarkable school of Russian avant-garde, working in the group of Sterligov (Malevich's disciple).
And having a good experience in working with traditional material, I decided to return to my old photographic experience. By combining this, he was able to identify invisible but existing spaces and make them visible with the technique of drawing retouching and red pencil on the photo.
www.cherkashinart.com >>>
Vasily Prudnikov (Moscow-Vitebsk)
Photojournalist,
teacher of photography
Photographer, photojournalist, publisher, curator of photo exhibitions, author and head of the Cultural project "RUSS PRESS PHOTO". Laureate of the national award "Golden eye of Russia" of the Union of Journalists of Russia for the creation of the exhibition project "GRAND PRIX IN RUSSIAN. Photos of Russian and Soviet winners of the World Press Photo contest". Creator and curator of the International festival of photography "Photo Lesson". S. Yurkovsky in the city of Vitebsk, Director of photography "Photochrom". Expert in the following fields: history of Russian photojournalism, photo reportage, publishing, photobook design, exhibition activity, art of photography.
http://mipap.ru/prudnikov >>>teacher photos
june 26-30 2019
Exhibitions
Fotokrok-2019
photo contest
Today's DAY
Exhibition of winners of the festival photo contest "Today's DAY»
What it is, a modern society, what are the signs of the 21st century, especially in daily life?
It is no secret that the development of civilization, its benefits are aimed at human comfort. Society inevitably sacrifices knowledge for the sake of information, and comfort in turn takes away health. Religion is intertwined with politics, forbidden fruits have long ceased to be secret. About this photo works of participants of this competition. Among the subjects – significant events of our time, which we witness; symbols of modern-news; types in portraits of contemporaries; time contrasts and everything that creates a portrait of the society of today. http://fotokrok.by/#chapter01 >>>
VITEBSK WALL
Best portfolio photographers in Vitebsk in special projects
"VITEBSK WALL»

As part of the Festival of photography "Photo Lesson" them. Sigismund Yurkovsky held a competition for the best portfolio for photographers in Vitebsk and the region. The aim of the contest is to select the works of the most interesting authors working in photography, search for interesting thematic series or photo stories. Following the selection of the competent jury, the best collections are presented in the festival program as personal exhibitions along with the classics of photography.
http://fotokrok.by/vitebskwall>>>
Fotokrok tour over Vitebsk
The best works of Vitebsk participants of the previous festival
At the exhibition it is planned to present a photo report of the participants of the photofest "photo Tours" to the city, its residents, whom they captured during the festival. Photographers used the city of Vitebsk as an invoice for the creation of their creative works. The subjects selected for the exhibition are filled first of all with not just views, but images of the city, beauty and emotions of citizens.
http://fotokrok.by/2016 >>>
historical photo
PATRIOTIC WAR

Partisan movement in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
during the great Patriotic war
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Republic of Belarus from Nazi invaders
Partisan war began for the people of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus on June 22, 1941. It lasted until the autumn of 1944.
More than 1 000 000 Soviet citizens took part in it, directly in partisan groups. This movement against the aggressors who invaded the native land, establishing foreign orders on it, covered huge territories.
The exhibition included 320 documentary photographs stored in the Russian state archive of film documents (RGAKFD). Among the authors of the photos are the first names of the time: Max Alpert, Leonid Velikzhanin, Yakov Davidzon, Georgy Zelma, Boris Ignatovich, Victor Kinelovsky, Georgy Petrusov, Vsevolod Tarasevich, Mikhail Trachman, Pavel Troshkin, Arkady Shaikhet and other classics of Russian military photography. The exhibition presents photos from the personal archive of the hero of the partisan movement writer Peter Vershigory, transferred to the RGAKFD. The exhibition also includes photographs found in the Nazi soldiers and officers, for many years kept in the archive unpublished.
Curators: Evgeny Berezner, Elena Koloskova, Natalia Tarasova, Irina Chmyreva.
ALEXANDER RODCHENKO
PHOTO FROM VKHUTEMAS
The exhibition is organized in conjunction with MGHPA them. S. G. Stroganova and the Archive of Alexander Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova with the participation of the New Gallery, Moscow
Years of existence VKhUTEMAS-Vkhutein (1920-1930) – is both the era of the greatest activity of Russian avant-garde artists, which belonged to Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956).
Photo portraits and reports, technical reproduction and staged still lifes, photo experiments and shooting of friends and relatives, sports – this is the list of the main themes of Rodchenko. Selection of photos for the current exhibition gives an idea of the most famous shots Rodchenko, photos that he printed, exhibited, published in publications of the 1920s and 1930s.
Exclusive large collection of world famous pictures will be presented in the Museum of history WNHU.
Curators: Alexander Lavrentiev, Ekaterina Lavrentieva.
SAVVA SIVKO. PHOTOGRAPHER OF LYUBCHANSKY ORIGIN
The creative heritage of the village photographer Savva Sivko, who was born in the village of Senno near the town of lyubcha (Grodno region) and worked there for more than 30 years
All materials about it - a storehouse of visual information about the daily life of Belarusians in the Western region in the era of change — 20-60-ies of the twentieth century.
A unique collection of 1028 negatives on glass plates with details of life in Western Belarus in 1920-1950. This object "superhive" as it is called collection of the Museum staff,
no more country. No less unique screen — "malyavanka", against which photographed several generations of villagers Novogrudsky.
The exhibition presents 170 photographs of the author — real gelatin-silver prints made by albert Tsekhanovich from the original negatives by contact photo printing.
The exhibition was prepared and presented by the National historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus.
Curator Nadezhda Savchenko.
http://www.histmuseum.by/ru/news/1752 >>>
documentary photography
HINTERLAND
Sergey Maximishin
(Saint-Petersburg)
We present selected photos of the outstanding Russian documentary photographer Sergey Maksimishin - old and new, but United by one theme - the Russian hinterland
"Russia — the country not taken. Has anyone seen a decent picture of how people live in Anzhero-Sudzhensk? In Lipetsk? Orenburg? The photographer, who lives in the province, perceives this as a punishment of the Lord, not realizing that this happiness is giant (in our country everything is giant) territories , a lot of incredible stories and no competition! Russian photographers do not understand that Russia is an exotic country"/S. Maximishin/
He tells us stories. People who are hundreds and thousands of kilometers away from us. Places that we can only judge by the news in the Newspapers, on TV or on the Internet. Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Russia and Chechnya. The list of places where it was "close, closer" is endless.
http://www.maximishin.com/ >>>tp://www.maximishin.com/ >>>
UKRAINE
Stepan Rudik
(Poznan)
Documentary exhibition project of Ukrainian-Polish photographer Stepan Rudik (Kiev-Poznan)
UKRAINE. What does this word mean to me?
It's all about feelings. Feelings and emotions as a result of memories and experiences.
The picture here is timeless. Without connection with a certain place, event, time; it is an image, allegory, metaphor, symbol, hieroglyph, code.
In his minimalism portrayed the whole world with its paradoxes, absurdity and chaos.
UKRAINE. This word automatically makes me analyze: what was before and what was, how is now and what will be in the future?
Stepan Rudik
http://www.stepanrudik.com/ru/biografiya>>>
VERKOLA
Alexey Sivkov
(Volgograd)
Photo essay on the monks Artemieva-Verkol'skogo Monastery. Arkhangelsk region
Photo essay on the monks Artemieva-Verkol'skogo Monasteries. Arkhangelsk region
There are no daily excursions and thousands of pilgrims. There are forty inhabitants in the monastery. Workers and monks. Everyone has a story behind them. Everyone has their own way to God.
Someone came here "by faith", realizing this step as a personal choice, someone brought "sorrow" and the tragic circumstances of life – imprisonment, dependence, loss of loved ones, lack of housing, work and the inability to find themselves in secular life.
Some come in "Fercolo" for a few months, someone's been living here years and received monastic tonsure.
The monastery, founded around 1635 on the site of the relics of St. Artemius, accepts all. This story is about people whose life path is not easy, about those who know firsthand what is need, gratitude and Faith.
http://projects.rublev.com/verkola>>>
art photography
NOT A STEP FORWARD!
Ilya Terentyev (Vitebsk)
Exhibition Vitebsk photographer, Chairman of the photo club "Photo lesson", adherents of analog photography. He prefers shooting on sheet film with large format cameras
The name of the exhibition "Not a step forward!"– this is the motto of the author in the conscious rejection of modern digital technologies in photography. His works, made by classical technologies, are the most perfect photographic alchemy. Ilya Terentyev skillfully brings seemingly simple subjects with the help of optics and photochemistry to real works of art. The recipe of his masterpieces is simple – light, glass and silver.
GAP SQUARE
Nikolai Kulebyakin (Moscow)
Exhibition of one of the brightest and deepest photographers-artists of the world scale
The work of this artist belongs to the field of photography, which is called "pure photography". In addition to photographic optics and media in his works there is no manipulation or when shooting, or processing, or printing. The theme of this project – the synthesis of photographic images and forms through the symbolic "Black square" Malevich. The meaning of the "Black square" is that it is absolutely flat. Nikolai Kulebyakin adds another plane of the photographic image to it and creates a deep three-dimensional one.
The exhibition includes 9 new works, in the center of the composition of which is a contact imprint of 5x5 centimeters. This imprint is the essence of truth, the tablet of the Covenant, the printed matrix, some information absolute.
https://www.photographer.ru/gallery/about233.htm >>>
PORTRAITS.
THE FACE OF CREATIVITY
Exhibition of portrait photography of the famous Lithuanian photographer Algimantas Alexandravičius (Panevezys)
"Light unites people all over the world," says the master himself. – There are people who themselves are carriers of light. I had a great honor to touch, at least through the lens, such quantities as Bella Akhmadulina, Mikhail Ulyanov, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Igor Moiseev... I tried to catch their glow in the negative and transmit it through the photo, so that I could be happy myself and so that others could be in this Light." The exhibition presents 50 black and white photographs from different series: "Constellation of Russia", "Artists of Lithuania", "Masters of Lithuanian jazz", "Faces of art. Lithuania", "Lithuanian Theatergoers".
To the works of Aleksandravicius should not be treated as a documentary displaying the model. The subconscious begins to whisper to us from the shadows. The light comes into contact with the infinite. This is the miracle of portraits of Algimantas of Aleksandravicius.
Multimedia - Street show
RUINS OF THE FUTURE. Ruins Of The Future
Svyatoslav Ponomarev (Moscow)
Special project "Multimedia - Street show" presents the author's film, video and multimedia short films created on the basis of photography, which are artistic due to the original installation, sound selection and the presence of impeccable style.
RUINS OF THE FUTURE. Ruins Of The Future
Svyatoslav Ponomarev (Moscow)
June 29 from 23:00 Tolstoy street, 7.
Facade Of art space VCCA
"Ruins of the future" is a multimedia installation of the musician and artist Svyatoslav Ponomarev, which involves six projections and sound, creating the effect of the presence of the viewer in the disappeared forever shops of the Moscow plant ZIL. The work immerses the viewer in the crumbling before the eyes of the majestic industrial era, postulating a complete change of worldview paradigms. "Death created time to grow the crops and then kill you."
The author recreates in the film the atmosphere of the decadent plant ZIL; ― zone abandoned and destroyed at the moment a huge production, previously providing work for tens of thousands of people.
There was nothing left in it ― it stopped at the point of absolute zero movement, covered with a thick layer of "lunar" dust.
Photography - Svyatoslav Ponomarev;
video shooting and video editing - Alexander Ponomarev.Vyacheslav Ponomarev (Moscow)
june 26-30 2019
FotoKrok Master classes
Special project "Multimedia - Street show" presents the author's film, video and multimedia short films created on the basis of photography, which are artistic due to the original installation, sound selection and the presence of impeccable style.
RUINS OF THE FUTURE. Ruins Of The Future
Svyatoslav Ponomarev (Moscow)
June 29 from 23:00 Tolstoy street, 7.
Facade Of art space VCCA
"Ruins of the future" is a multimedia installation of the musician and artist Svyatoslav Ponomarev, which involves six projections and sound, creating the effect of the presence of the viewer in the disappeared forever shops of the Moscow plant ZIL. The work immerses the viewer in the crumbling before the eyes of the majestic industrial era, postulating a complete change of worldview paradigms. "Death created time to grow the crops and then kill you."
The author recreates in the film the atmosphere of the decadent plant ZIL; ― zone abandoned and destroyed at the moment a huge production, previously providing work for tens of thousands of people.
There was nothing left in it ― it stopped at the point of absolute zero movement, covered with a thick layer of "lunar" dust.
Photography - Svyatoslav Ponomarev;
video shooting and video editing - Alexander Ponomarev.Vyacheslav Ponomarev (Moscow)
Creative meeting with the legendary photographer Wilhelm Mikhailovsky.
""Photo lesson" in Vitebsk, 2016. Photo: RUSS PRESS PHOTO
june 29 2019
FotoKrok Portfolio review
The festival program includes an open session of portfolio review of photos with recognized masters of photography.
This place continuity professional and Amateur, expert assessment of the masters of creativity of photographers.
June 27 (Thursday)
Master class: Evgeny Berezner – curator in the field of photography in Russia and abroad on the preparation of the author's photographic portfolio.
June 29 (Saturday)
Portfolio review of photos is held at the headquarters of the festival at the address: Vitebsk, Suvorov str., 3. Children's art school (2nd floor).
Participation in portfolio review sessions only for participants who have paid the festival fee. Pre-registration is required.
Session of the meeting one of the masters 20 min.
Recording portfolio review in the mail fest@fotokrok.org with the instruction of the masters in the desired priority (not more than 3). Sessions are limited in time to guarantee your participation, please make requests in advance. The organizing Committee has the right to reduce the number of sessions in the application for greater coverage of participants.
Experts on the portfolio review are the masters of the festival:
Expert in the fields of photojournalism;
documentary photography;
composing photo stories
Sergey Maximishin
Photojournalist
Expert in the fields:
curatorship;
organization of exhibitions
Evgeny Berezner
Curator
Expert in the areas of: art photography;
portrait
Algimantas Aleksandravicius
Photografer
Expert in the fields:
press photo;
documentary photography
Jonas Staselis
Photographer, President of the press photographers club of Lithuania
Expert in the fields:
metaphysical photography;
photo essay;
Leica photografy
Alexander Kurbatov
Photografer
Expert in the areas of: art photography;
film photography;
experimental photography
Nikolay Kulebyakin
Photografer
Expert in the areas of: conceptual photography;
poligraphic design;
multimedia;
performance art

Svyatoslav Ponomarev
Photographer, artist
Expert in areas: photo, publishing, design photo books, exhibitions, film photography
Vasily Prudnikov
Photojournalist
Expert in the areas of: art photography;
ART;
Valera and Natasha Cherkashinyrformansy
Artists
Expert in: photo report;
documentary photography
Stepan Rudik
Photojournalist
Expert in the fields:
ART;
fashion style
Daria Matrosova
Photographer
Expert in the fields:
ART;
organization of exhibitions
Andrew Duhovnikov
Artist, Director of the VCCA
FOTOKROK
FotoKrok
Festival Grounds
Art Museum
The location of the exposition classics of photography. In the open area in front of the Museum - a venue for interactive photographic performances.
Railway station Vitebsk station
Thanks to the FOTOKROK, Vitebsk railway station has become a gallery and hosts a festival exhibition. Photo exhibition " FOTOKROK in VITEBSK "opens the program of the City Day it will feature the best photos of the participants of the photofest " FOTOKROK " 2017.
Art Space
The territory of the Art Space on the street. Tolstoy, 7-the most democratic festival venue and location of 4 exhibitions in the artistic and art style. There are workshops of Vitebsk artists - real creative laboratories and an ideal place for practical workshops.
In 2018, it opens the Museum of photography named S. Yurkovsky.
Exhibition hall VCCA
Exhibition hall of Vitebsk Center For Contemporary Art; on the Avenue Frunze is the location of the author's expositions.
Art school
Vitebsk children's Art school - the headquarters of photofest, is located in an environment of all exhibition grounds of the festival and is completely at the disposal of participants of the festival. Venue portfolio review, exhibitions and workshops.
The Cinema "Mir"
Location of the author's exhibitions.
JUNE 26-30 2019
Terms of participation in the FotoKrok-2019
We invite all Amateur photographers to take part in
IV International festival of photography "FOTOKROK"
named. S. Yurkovsky in Vitebsk.

To plunge into the inexhaustible creative atmosphere
with a rich cultural and practical program.
The city day will saturate the festival days with its urban cultural events and make them even more festive and eventful!
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Registration of the participant of competitions on this website >>> to 10.06.18.
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Send photographs to the contest of the festival fest@fotokrok.org
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Online registration deadline 26.06.19.
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THE PAYMENT OF THE FULL PROGRAM OF THE FESTIVAL
The payment of the full program of the festival includes:
– participation in the opening and closing ceremony of the festival
with information support;
– admission to all master classes of the festival;
– guaranteed participation in the portfolio-review of photos;
– participation in the opening of the festival exhibitions;
– participation in the excursion program
2000 Rub. / 55 BYN
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PAY A VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION PROGRAM IN THE OPENING DAYS
The ticket includes:
– participation in the opening and closing ceremony of the festival
with information support;
– participation in the opening of the festival exhibitions;
– information package of the festival.
ATTENTION!
For members of the boor and the Fund "photo lesson" on all tickets - 50% discount.
500 Rub. / 15 BYN
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PAYMENT OF A SINGLE TICKET OF THE 1ST MASTER CLASS OF THE FESTIVAL
The ticket includes:
– participation in the opening and closing ceremony of the festival
with information support;
– a visit to one of the master class of the festival;
– information package of the festival.
ATTENTION!
For members of the boor and the Fund "photo lesson" on all tickets - 50% discount.
Rub500 Rub / 15 BYN
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FREE ADMISSION TO FESTIVAL EVENTS
Free is possible:
Without festival information package:
– participation in the opening and closing ceremony of the festival;
– visiting the opening of all the exhibitions of the festival.
See exhibition schedule >>> (still in the process of formation)
Vitebsk - the regional center of Belarus
June 29-30 2019 - days of celebration of the city Day (1045)
June 26-30 2019 - FOTOKROK Festival
DISTANCE and travel TIME:
Moscow-Vitebsk - 522 km / 8 hours by car
Saint Petersburg-Vitebsk - 621 km / 9 hours by car
Smolensk-Vitebsk-136 km / 2.25 hours by car
Pskov-Vitebsk-342 km / 5 hours by car
Kaliningrad-Vitebsk - 698 km / 8.15 hours by car
Minsk-Vitebsk-289 km / 4 hours by car
Vilnius-Vitebsk-354 km / 5,49 hours by car
Riga-Vitebsk-497 km / 8,15 hours by car
Kyiv-Vitebsk-596 km / 9.14 hours by car
Warsaw-Vitebsk - 843 km / 11.23 hours by car
Please, specify your city!
Registration of participant of the festival "FOTOKROK"
For our perfect interaction
All fields are mandatory!
HELP
HELP in Vitebsk:
The administrator of the festival – Vyacheslav Pobedinsky +375 29 219-44-51 (RB)
Festival Director – Vasily Prudnikov
+375 29 558-77-96 (RB); +7 915 258-71-25 (RF)
HELP in Moscow and Russia, the ENTRY for the Bus fest:
Partner of the festival is a Cultural project RUSS PRESS PHOTO
Tel.: +7 915 258-71-25; +7 985 233-27-85
fest@fotokrok.org
2017 Department of ideological work, culture and youth Affairs of Vitebsk city Executive Committee
°2017 Vitebsk Local Foundation of photography, "the photo lesson»
2017 Cultural project "RUSS PRESS PHOTO»
Our partners:
Organizers: Vitebsk Fund photographers "Photocross", the Cultural project RUSS PRESS PHOTO, the Photography Institute, IAP, the Department of culture of Vitebsk city Executive Committee, Vitebsk Centre for Contemporary Art.
Information partner: Information portal POSHUK.info
Partners: Belarusian public Association of photographers BOOT,
Vitebsk gallery "WALL", designer Anna Krasner (Vitebsk).
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