Путь жизни бесхитростен в своём ежеминутном явлении, до минуты, путь этот завершающей и всю скорбь любви обнажающей. Время копит любовь, превращая бесхитростность предшествующих минут в откровение бытия человеческой души, облачённой в покров плоти и крови, воедино слитой с просторами обетованных ей земных пределов, и удел этот возделывающей.

Как не надеяться на предназначение жизни человеческой, каждой из её минут, ставших вечными в воплощённых светом любви негасимых её образах? Как не верить предстающему перед нами в этих образах свету истины?

Евгений Березнер / Москва, Россия,facebook.com/evgenyberezner

Ordinary Photos

Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

The story is an ordinary one. An ordinary photographer loads a black-and-white film into his mechanical camera and goes far, far away, as far away as possible. There, an ordinary life awaits him, very simple in the passage of time and extremely ingenuous in the simplicity of its subjects. Ordinary people, ordinary entourage, ordinary relationships… Not surprising, we’ve seen it more than once, both in life and directly in photography. Then why? What’s the point? What’s the interest? The visual representation begs no less a series of questions. An abundance of central compositions, frontal angles, familiar plans. What is it: a manner, a style, a particular form of perception? There are many questions, just as there could be many answers. But he is one. Like a lonely choice, like a mined essence. In a simple decision, seemingly ordinary, perhaps, to the extent of strength and skill, graceful, to see depth. A depth accessible to everyone. All that remains is to dive in.


Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

The International Photo Festival “PHOTOKROK” named after Sigismund Yurkovsky was created as a platform for amateur photographers, where the exchange of creative and professional experience is possible.

Organizer of the photofest — Vitebsk Fund of Photography “FotoKrok” with the support of the Department of Culture of the Vitebsk City Executive Committee.

The aim of the photofest — is to unite national and foreign amateur photographers in the most creative place of the Republic of Belarus — the city of Vitebsk. To attract creative people in the field of photography and thereby using their work to popularize Vitebsk at the national and world level.

The objectives of the photofest-show the audience a high level of photographic culture through a number of high-class photographic exhibitions of both classics of photography, and the best works of modern amateur photographers on a competitive basis. To conduct educational master classes, lectures, sessions portfolio review to improve photo skills among amateur photographers. To create a place of continuity between amateurs and professionals, a platform for reflecting the diversity of reality through photography.

Location of the Republic of Belarus is unique, it borders with 5 states, the participants of which determine the international status of the festival, which invites amateurs and professionals of photography from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and of course Belarus to participate in the competition and the festival itself.


Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

exhibitions

Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

St. Petersburg 2016

'Life without fanfare and parade' 2 September — 1 October, 2016 Interdistrict Centralized Library System. M.Yu....
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Norilsk 2014

'Invisible country' 7 — 30 November, 2014 Liberty.SU presents the photo exhibition “Invisible Country”....
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Moscow 2014

II Moscow Photographic Salon 'Independent Authors' 20 — 28 September, 2014 On 20 September, the Theophany Art...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Odessa 2013

'Ordinary Photos' 1 — 15 October, 2013 Noga Creative Union, Department of Culture, Nationalities, Religions and the...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Nizhny Novgorod 2013

'3 Outskirts' 3 — 16 April, 2013 Noga Creative Union, Ministry of Culture of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, and Russian...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Ogre 2012

'Urban Environment' 13 — 31 October, 2012 Association “Ogre Photo Clubs”, within the framework of the festival “Photo...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

United Kingdom 2012-19

'Our Stories' 2012-2019 The Photographic Angle presents a Mobile Photo Exhibition project “Our Stories”. London —...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

United Kingdom 2012-21

'200 Faces' 2012-2021 The Photographic Angle presents a Mobile Photo Exhibition project “200 Faces”. London —...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Yekaterinburg 2012

'3 Outskirts: Karelia, Altai, Chukotka' 14 May  — 20 June, 2012 Noga Creative Union and GM Photo Gallery present...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Sydney 2012

'Birthmark on the Map' 4 May — 3 June, 2012 The second-largest Head On Photo Festival presents the group exhibition...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Moscow 2010

'No distinction' May 20 — June 20, 2010 Volunteer group Indifference presents the exhibition project...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Moscow 2008

'WE' 8 — 28 September, 2008 Noga Creative Union and Theophania Art Gallery present the first solo exhibition...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Vitebsk 2024

‘And Quiet Flows the Volga’ 26 — 30 June 2024. Noga Creative Union, within the framework of the IX International...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Vitebsk 2024

‘Retrospective. Lith’ 26 June — 30 June 2024. The IX International Festival of Photography ‘FotoKrok’ named after...
Vitebsk 2018. Misha Maslennikov. Documentary photography. Odessa

Vitebsk 2023

‘The Lightness of Being’ 21 June — 9 July 2023. The VIII International Festival of Photography “FotoKrok” named after...