This year 2021, our exhibition and sub-ice gallery “Until the Ice Melts” was closed on April 1. This is a little earlier than planned, but alas! Despite severe winter frosts and thick ice, everything began to melt very quickly. Spring came to the Arctic two weeks earlier than expected. The ice season is closed.
We visited Evgeny Sazonov on Komsomolskaya Pravda radio (97.2 fm) and talked about our book The White Sea Bestiary, which is about to be published. Talked about miracles that happen, about mermaids and sea demons and our sea adventures.
Live recording is available here
The Thomson Reuters agency picked up the news about our exhibitions “Until the Ice Melts” by Nikon Ambassador photographer Viktor Lyagushkin and “Deep Freeze” by artist Denis Lotarev.
It is indecent to brag, but still. Caption reads: Bogdana Vaschenko / phototeam.pro
The world’s first underwater and under ice art gallery began its work in the White Sea, near the village of Nilmoguba, Loukhsky district of the Republic of Karelia, Russia. And it was opened by us, the PHOTOTEAM.PRO team in cooperation with the touristic center “Arctic Circle”.
The first two expositions of the gallery are: an exhibition of photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin “Until the Ice Melts” and an exhibition of Denis Lotarev “Deep Freeze”, consisting of six oil paintings and two installations.
“Until the ice melts” was under water for the second time, but the art gallery – for the first time.
January 2020 the correspondent of the famous Internet Magazine Bird-In-Flight went with us to the Optimistic cave. It took him almost six months to recover from horror, but finally he pulled himself together and wrote this article. Read about a thousand buckets of clay, the delight of the discoverer, a week without sunshine here.
– Viktor, do you have a photograph of the bottom by chance? (a question in the messenger)
– Of course, I have! Bottom is my level!
And here’s a photo of the White sea Bottom on the cover of Ogoniok magazine #28, 2020. Ogoniok is one of the oldest weekly illustrated magazines in Russia, its first issue is dated of 1899.
Photographer Viktor Lyagushkin captured in the photograph not an abstract wall painting by a crazy artist, but sylvinite mines from the Urals, located in the city of Berezniki, Perm region. From the mineral sylvinite, which is mined here, potash fertilizers are produced, thereby providing a stable harvest for almost half of the globe.
On July 24, Nikon Ambassador Viktor Lyagushkin gave a lecture live on Nikon Ukraine Facebook. At a meeting with fans of the brand, he spoke about his current project in Optimistic Cave – the longest cave of the continent, which is located in the Ternopil region.
Victor revealed the secrets of organizing large projects, the peculiarities of shooting underground, answered questions about the new Nikon mirrorless cameras of Z series and optics for them.
Yesterday, June 23, 2020, Viktor Lyagushkin gave an online lecture on Nikon Russia Instagram about shooting with Nikon Z-series mirrorless cameras in the Optimistic Cave and answered questions from the audience. The lecture aroused keen interest, gathered about one and a half thousand listeners in total.
Online portal “Takie Dela” congratulated its readers on the World Day of Whales and Dolphins by publishing the article “Being a Dolphin” with photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin and text by Bogdana Vashchenko (that’s me:) ) about the Black Sea bottlenose dolphins.
On this day, 23 July 1982, International Whaling Commission voted to end the commercial harvest of whales and dolphins.