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.
– 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.
On April 28, 2020, our leader Viktor Lyagushkin gave a three-hour lecture in Zoom on how to shoot for National Geographic magazine. It is amazing how many new things we have learned: what are the criteria for choosing the material, how to find a topic that may interest the magazine, how to make your photo story according to the requirements of the editors. Viktor gave examples of his projects both under water and underground.
Thanks to everyone who connected to the broadcast, and have sent us such rave reviews! Let me give you a few:
Andrey Krivoshein: A positive moment of what is happening in the world – more virtual meetings that we need, the opportunity to hear something new, to see each other at least on the network and chat! Viktor, thank you for carrying away yourself and us!
Sergey Sheremet: Viktor, thank you, it was interesting to listen about the NG routine and the competition among authors. I caught myself thinking that I personally know almost all speleo photographers who shoot for NG, they are on the fingers of one hand. I also noticed that people came to listen about photography and asked questions about caves, you fascinated them so!
Elena Kurilyuk: Thank you very much for the lecture! So much new and interesting! Sheer delight. I’ll definitely visit the remaining lectures. Thank you for your work and time.
The lecture is available in recording here:
Hurry to see while the service stores the record.
A new selection of the 25 best underwater photos in the world has appeared on the website of National Geographic magazine. Photographs by our leader Viktor Lyagushkin from the Orda cave and the White Sea from the project “Until the Ice Melts” are on the list.
March 7, 2020 in St. Petersburg in the gallery “ART LIGA” launched the exhibition “Life Cycle”, where, among other works, photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin are presented. His photos depict underwater biomorphic sculptures by St. Petersburg artist Denis Lotarev from his science-art project Biofilters.
Denis was inspired by marine creatures living under the ice of the White Sea. As an artist, Denis Lotarev creatively reinterprets biological objects and their significance in human life and in the life of the planet.
The exhibition runs until April 19th.
I swear that everything was as it was written in the article, including the filling of pies and the fear of imaginary bears.