PhotoBookMarket 2021

Coronavirus restrictions have eased a little in Moscow, and our PHOTOTEAM.PRO team dared to participate in the annual PhotoBookMarket 2021, which was held at Winzavod on September 26-27, 2021.

Our new book “White Sea Bestiary” (the author of which is the writer and naturalist Bogdana Vashchenko) was greeted with a bang, both market guests and venerable photographers participating in the exhibition with their books were interested in it.

We brought to the exhibition a signal copy of the collector’s version of “Bestiary” for our fans to browse through.

I think that without false modesty, the Bestiary can be called the number one book of the event.

Underwater Demon Seeker

We are glad to tell you about one of our good friends and PHOTOTEAM.PRO member, artist Denis Lotarev, co-author of our book “White Sea Bestiary”. An article about Denis appeared on the Takie Dela media today with my (Bogdana Vashchenko’s) text and photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin.

What is it like to be an underwater artist, “from what rubbish grow, without knowing shame” masterpieces and ideas coming into a head of a creative person and much more.

You can read the piece here

Personal Exhibition in Moskwarium

A personal exhibition by Viktor Lyagushkin (Nikon Ambassador, National Geographic photographer, SUBAL Pro Team member and leader of our PHOTOTEAM.PRO) is taking place in the Moskvarium (Moscow, Russia) as part of the Gorizont ecological festival.

The exhibition titled “The White Sea: Man and Nature” presents photographs from the projects “Until the Ice Melts” and “White Sea Bestiary”. Bizarre Arctic animals coexist with humanoid demons. Thus Viktor shows the environmental problems of the northern seas.

The exhibition will run until July 4, 2021, admission is free.

Exhibinion On A Fence

The fence surrounding the house of the Speleologists’ base of the “Cyclop” club now is decorated with wonderful photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin.

“Cyclop” is a Lviv (Ukraine) speleo club  which discovered Optymistychna (Optimistic) Cave (the longest gypsum cave in the world), and now continues exploration, mapping and other work in the cave.

Freediving in Baikal: Our Piece in National Geographic (Russia)

My and Viktor’s article about Alexei Molchanov’s record, which he set for the Guinness Book this spring on Lake Baikal. The goal of the record was to draw attention to the ecological problems of the lake.

The entire May issue of National Geographic (Russia) is dedicated to the seas and oceans, and it’s great that we succeeded to become a part of it.

Text by Bogdana Vashchenko, photo by Viktor Lyagushkin.

The piece can be reached also at NAtGeo (Russia) website here.

Reportage On Until The Ice Melts Exhibition on Franceinfo TV Channel

The reportage of the French TV channel Franceinfo about our underwater gallery “Until The Ice Melts”. Great team, very good guys, it was a pleasure to work with them.

Underwater video by Bogdana Vashchenko.

You can view the reportage about the exhibition here

Viktor Lyagushkin On The Air By Nature Photo Team

On April 20, 2021, Ambassador Nikon and National Geographic photographer Viktor Lyagushkin took part in a live broadcast of the Nature Photo Team.

Two hours passed quickly. Best of all, the last broadcast describes the comment by the photographer Kirill Uyutnov:

“Viktor lit the air today!  He answered all questions regarding the development of a photographer as a photographer directly and firmly, and told what is worth doing and what is not. This is very valuable for those who have been shooting for a long time. So we look forward to seeing Viktor on NPT again! ”

You can listen to the broadcast recording at the link here.

The Sub-Ice Gallery “Until the Ice Melts” Was Closed

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.