under ice photo exhibition
February 17, 2019 – April 5, 2019
isle of Big Krestovy, Nilmoguba Bay, White Sea
The world’s first exhibition of photographs under the ice is opened to visitors 19th of February 2019 beyond the Arctic Circle in the White Sea. Martians and space ships, Eywa the Wood and alien brain, aquanaut traveling across the sea on balloon – this is how photographer Viktor Lyagushkin showed the underwater world of the White Sea in his photographs. A wide-angle macro shot taken with a fisheye lens is a new photographic technique invented by Viktor. The invention allowed the author to do something that no one had managed before him: to show the tiny inhabitants of the underwater Arctic in their natural environment.
The exhibition “Until The Ice Melts” is part of a large project by Viktor Lyagushkin on documenting the animals of the White Sea.
Viktor Lyagushkin is a world-renowned photographer, winner of countless contests, Nikon Ambassador, National Geographic photographer. For almost 10 years, admirers of Viktor’s talent are surprised with his projects, such as the “Orda Cave. Awareness”, dedicated to the longest gypsum cave in the world, located in the Urals, “Princess of Whales”, where a naked woman swam under the ice with beluga whales and others.
The world changes before our very eyes, the Arctic ice is melting, the climate is changing, species are disappearing. My goal is to show people this wonderful world under the ice so that humanity understands what we will lose in the near future if we do not turn our attention to this problem. – Viktor Lyagushkin
The exhibition will last until the beginning of the ice melting.
Sponsors and Organizers
The general sponsor of the exhibition – Nikon,
The organizers of the exhibition – Dive Centre “Arctic Circle”, PHOTOTEAM.PRO
This year PHOTOTEAM.PRO took part in the Moscow Dive Show 2019 with the exhibition “Until the Ice Melts.”
The pictures presented on it are not the complete exposition, but only a part of the world’s first photographic exhibition under the ice. This is not an exaggeration and not a metaphor – from Moscow the works by Viktor Lyagushkin will go to the Arctic Circle and will be put under the thick ice sheet of the White Sea.
On the final day of the Dive Show, Viktor Lagushkin delivered a lecture on the main stage of the event, speaking in detail about the project. “We live at a time when climate change and the melting of the Arctic ice become increasingly threatening phenomena, – says the photographer, – My goal is to draw public attention to these problems, and capture the amazing creatures of the White Sea while they still exist.”
The general sponsor of the Under the Ice exhibition is Nikon, partner – the Dive Centre Arctic Circle.
From 1st to 5th of August 2018 participants of one of the biggest photographic events in Russia and guests of the town had possibility to visit free exhibition in the hall of Volzhskaya Riviera Hotel and to see the best 25 underwater shots by Viktor.
A permanent exhibition dedicated to the biodiversity of the Caucasus was opened at the National Museum of Georgia (Tbilisi) a couple of days ago. The National Geographic (Georgia) Magazine took part in the creation of the exhibition. The visitors will admire dioramas, read and listen to information about the fauna and flora of the Caucasus. Among the most valuable exhibits of the exhibition are stuffed animals, some of which had been made 150 years old. It is sad to realize that already many of these species are not to be found in the wildlife.
In the National Geographic educational corner which is located in the second hall of the exposition, films are unspooled on two screens. Among them there is a documentary about the expedition into the National Park of Vashlovani. It was an assignment from National Geographic (Georgia), during which me and Viktor Lyagushkin spent a couple of months collecting material, making pictures and capturing video about this wonder of nature.
January 24, 2018, within the framework of the PhotoFest in the Kyiv School of Photography the exhibition by Viktor Lyagushkin and the team PHOTOTEAM.PRO “Walking under the sea” was opened. The basis of the exhibition was stills from the project #Seagull and retrospective of previous projects: Being a Dolphin, Magic World of the Blue Lake, Princess of Whales, Lady of the Orda Cave.
At the opening lecture Viktor told about the projects presented at the exhibition, about his vision of photography and held a small quiz with his book “Being a Dolphin” as a prize.
The exhibition will last until March 12, 2018.
V Pristine Russia exhibition will be held from 26 January till 25 February in the Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia). The exhibition is a part of the Pristine Russia Festival dedicated to Russian nature and wild life.
This year Moscow citizens will have possibility to see a special guest of the Festival – Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition.
Among hundreds of other works visitors may found there 3 photos by Viktor Lyagushkin from Baikal Lake.
The #Seagull exhibition had been held 1 – 4 of February within Moscow Dive Show 2018. The Show becomes more and more popular, and this year it attracted 20 000 visitors from different countries.
24 meters of walls decorated with blue fabric and unusual photos showed to visitors underwater and under ice world of Lazurny Quarry, where the project had been performed.
At the opening ceremony Viktor Lyagushkin’s fans presented to the photographer a crocheted camera created by artist Jesika Geut. This is an accurate copy of the photographer’s favourite camera Nikon Df.
Our team takes part in the charitable project Reefcalendar by Martin Aigner. PHOTOTEAM.PRO member, Nikon Ambassador SUBAL Pro Team member Viktor Lyagushkin entered the project with his photography “Swan Swims Over the Sky”. There are also such famous photographers as Lynn Funkhouser and Christian Vizl and others.
Hotel Le Méridien Vienna hosted an exhibition with the photographs included. Exhibition is open for visitors from 29th of November till 15th of January. All money raised during the project will be spent for salvation of reefs of Southern Seas.