Big story in National Geographic Georgia Magazine by me, Bogdana Vashchenko, illustrated with photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin, about Vashlovani National Reserve, our of the oldest National Reserves in Georgia. It’s an honour for us to be published in the festive issue of the Magazine, dedicated to its 5-th Anniversary.
Working on the story I was so impressed how it had been possible for all sides to Mind-Meld: the government, non-state organization NACRES, and shepherds.
Here in Vashlovani it is easy to see how strongly tied humans and nature.
June 26 и 27 Viktor Lyagushkin had held two lectures for Russian Nikon: for graduates of Nikon Photo School and photographers for NPS. The theme of his lectures was underwater photography. Viktor told to the auditory about history of arising of the branch, physics of UW photography and gave recommendations about necessary photo technics.
The #Seagull movie has been shown during the St-Petersburg International Festival Festival of Festivals (20 – 29 june, St.Petersburg,Russia). It was a part of out-of-competition show of works-Laureates of the 8th Independent International Internet Festival of Author’s Cinema IISFF 8.
Finally I hold in my hands a special issue of National Geographic (Georgia) Magazine with our feature story In the Giant’s Palms about unique canyons of Western Georgia. What is it like to be a pioneer, are there any more white spots on Earth? All this with the ingenious photos by Viktor Lyagushkin.
The issue is available in Russian and English.
Thanks to Irakli Julakidze, Amiran Jamrishvili, Valery Barbaqadze, Gigo Oniani and Club Tetnuldi for their help in creating photos and materials.
On April 29, Vitya Lyagushkin and I had the honor to attend the presentation of the May (2017) issue of National Geographic (Georgia) Magazine, as well as the premiere screening of the film The Genius about Albert Einstein, to which the issue of the magazine is also dedicated. To our regret, we understood little from the movie, since it was in Georgian, but appreciated the excellent work of the magazine team and the high level of organization of the event.
The presentation had been held in the inner courtyard of the National Museum of Georgia. The wine was magnificent, the buffet was wonderful, the atmosphere was friendly.
Dear new National Geographic (Georgia) Editor-in-Chief Natia Khuluzauri, thank you for inviting us, it was a big pleasure to be there!
Just received by mail a material about the creativity of our permanent leader Viktor Lyagushkin in the Chinese photographic magazine. We did not remember its name and can not pronounce it, but we should note that the hieroglyphs are combining surprisingly well with the gypsum fractures of the walls of the underwater Orda cave (Urals, Russia) the photo of which opens the article.
Feature includes interview with Viktor and his photographs of Orda Cave and Blue Lake (Russia).
“Coming this January 2017, we bring you the most inspiring images from some of the industry’s greatest photographers.” – the Editors say. And we are proud to be part of this wonderful edition with Baikal and White Sea images by Viktor Lyagushkin under the magazine cover with outstanding image by Paul Nicklen.
A couple of weeks ago me and Viktor Lyagushkin became winners of the All-Russian Contest “Window Into The Nature” with the feature story for GEO (Russia) Sept 2016 dedicated to the Baikal issues.
Many thanks to our friends from Baikal Limnological Institute for opportunity to join their circum-Baikal expedition 2016, on the results of which the feature had been written, and to GEO editorials for the engagement and help in the creation of the story.
Another victory! Our clip #Seagull received the high award – the Grand Prix of the 8th International Independent Internet Short Film Festival in the category “Short Film.” Congratulations to all who have helped, directly or indirectly, and it is your well-deserved victory. Thanks to those who supported our project on the crowdfunding site Boomstarter, who came to Lazurny Quarry, where the filming had been set, and helped us above and below the ice, who just sent rays of luck.
And of course, we are glad to thank our sponsors: Nikon, SUBAL, SanDisk, Scurion for technical support.
My feature story in DIVER magazine looks so beautiful and inspiring.
It tells of the difficulties we had to overcome in order to complete the project, about what is happening behind the scenes, well, you will know more reading the piece.