Bielsko-Biała 2021

'The Don Steppe'
8 — 24 October, 2021
The Centre for Photography Foundation, within the framework of the 9. Foto Art Festival named after Andrzej Baturo, presents the premiere of Misha Maslennikov’s documentary photographic project “The Don Steppe”. During the month, an exhibition of 70 black and white photographs will be on display at the Gallery of Photography B&B.
12, 1st May Str., Bielsko-Biała, Poland.
Curated by Inez Baturo.

Through Misha’s exciting series of photographs, we can take a look at the lives of groups of people living in isolation on distant steppes, adventuring in space and time with the authenticity of documentary photography.
The faces and quiet melancholic moods of man flashing in a prehistoric environment are thought-provoking, the photographer’s personal visions in our rapidly globalizing world.

Imre Benkő / Budapest, Hungary,www.fotografus.hu/en/fotografusok/imre-benko

The Don Steppe

The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

Interview for the author’s marathon during the festival


Gallery of Photography B&B





The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography
The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography
The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography
The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography
The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

Two spreads of the exhibition catalog of the festival  


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20 solo exhibitions  

We show various photography. There is no theme.
Invited artists come from Europe, America, Africa, Asia.
All the exhibitions are shown in Poland for the first time.
You will meet most of the artists personally during the Authors’ Marathon (9th — 10th October).
You can promote your career taking part in Trampoline (Portfolio Review).
You can show your own work at DiasShow and FotoOpen.
We are united by photography.
Slow Life, Slow Festival (about people and for people).

The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

PERFORMANCE REPORT
8th — 24th October 2021, Bielsko-Biała, Poland

A biennial of world photography. 20 big solo exhibitions by 20 renowned artists photographers from 20 countries from Europe, Asia, America. There was no theme — FotoArtFestival shows work by top artists — document, landscape, portrait, reportage, experiment. Each exhibition was shown for the first time in Poland. Most of the artists came to Poland personally.

~ opening ceremony in Polish Theatre / 8th October 2021 (with a cancer and a party)
~ press conference — presentation of the artists / 8th October 2021
~ 20 solo exhibitions — 20 meetings with
~ 20 artists (multimedia shows, lectures)  

  • accompanying group exhibition — FotoOpen (more than 100 international artists)
  • accompanying multimedia show — Dias Show (more than 30 international artists)
  • Portfolio Review (30 artists)
  • 8 accompanying exhibitions
  • 3 group exhibitions
  • More then 200 artists
  • More than 6000 images
  • 10 venues + 3 outdoors
  • 10 films
  • 6 workshops

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    exhibitions

    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    New York 2021

    'ZEKE Award Winners 2021' 18 September — 1 December, 2021 The Social Documentary Network (SDN) presents an exhibition...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Vitebsk 2021

    'Noga is 15 years old' 23 — 27 June, 2021 Noga Creative Union presents an anniversary exhibition of documentary...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Moscow 2021

    “PhotoTOP 2021” 10 June — 19 September, 2021 On June 10, the Gallery of Classical Photography will open the largest...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Odessa 2020

    'Thin Line' 21 August — 4 September, 2020 Noga Creative Union, within the framework of the Thin Line Photo Festival,...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Vitebsk 2020

    'Odessa. Photos 1985' / 'New York before and after' 25 June — 5 July, 2020 Noga Creative Union, during the Covid-19...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Odessa 2020

    'Odessa. Photos from 1985' 15 February — 6 March, 2020 Noga Creative Union and Paparazzi Photo Salon present...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Odessa 2019

    'India. Dreaming of Varanasi' 14 — 30 June, 2019 Noga Creative Union presents an exhibition of black and white...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Tartu 2019

    'Chukotka is a land of loneliness' 4 February — 7 March, 2019 Noga Creative Union and the group OVER present...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Narva 2018

    'Chukotka is a land of loneliness' 10 November — 17 December, 2018 Noga Creative Union, within the framework of the...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Vitebsk 2018

    'Ordinary Photos' 20 — 24 June, 2018 The Sigismund Yurkovsky III International Photographic Festival “PhotoKrok”,...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    St. Petersburg 2016

    'Life without fanfare and parade' 2 September — 1 October, 2016 Interdistrict Centralized Library System. M.Yu....
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Norilsk 2014

    'Invisible country' 7 — 30 November, 2014 Liberty.SU presents the photo exhibition “Invisible Country”....
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Odessa 2013

    'Ordinary Photos' 1 — 15 October, 2013 Noga Creative Union, Department of Culture, Nationalities, Religions and the...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Nizhny Novgorod 2013

    '3 Outskirts' 3 — 16 April, 2013 Noga Creative Union, Ministry of Culture of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, and Russian...
    The Don Steppe. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography

    Ogre 2012

    'Urban Environment' 13 — 31 October, 2012 Association “Ogre Photo Clubs”, within the framework of the festival “Photo...