Amidst the sea of Springsteen, I had a quick interview with Susan at the Times Picayune about my work and upcoming trip to Moscow.
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Thanks to: all the photographers who created work for the Louisiana Culture Exhibition, to the people at the U.S. Embassy who supported the show, to Tony Micocci who has worked tirelessly to arrange the details, to Barbara Herman for her engaging and comprehensive story, to Museum "Moscow House of Photography"/Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow for hosting the exhibition and arranging the printing production and translation services and 1100 thanks to my colleague Catie Sampson for all her calm and efficient help to select, organize 20,000 photographs and communicate with the over 220 photographers in the show. A full list of participating photographers is in the works. Featured Photograph by Lance Rosenfieldhttp://www.rosenfieldphotography.com/
I told them about crawfish boils and they taught me about "warm" day Russian picnics. Many thanks to Igor for his good humor, translation skills and guidance. Thanks to Mikhail for his humorously bad English, technical help and for inviting me into his home. The show is printed and framing is in process, I'll return in May for installation. It's time for a quick stop in Amsterdam to visit @nessimhigson. I'm taking the long way home. #nolatomoscow #culturalexchange
The host for the Louisiana Cultural Exhibition is The Multimedia Museum - Moscow House of Photography. It is one of the best exhibition spaces for photography I have ever visited. The Museum displays over 150 shows a year by the worlds top photographic artist both contemporary and historic works. #nolatomoscow#culturalexchange See video here.
Oh Yes. I made Russian friends. Oh no, my Russian did not improve but they speak excellent English. Whew, I am no longer a mute in a group. Meet Nikolai Vassiliev, Igor Volkov, Anna and you already know Alina.
P.S. This is the only wall in Moscow that looks like this.
P.P.S. Russian vodka goes much better with Russian friends.
#nolatomoscow #culturalexchange — with Igor Volkovand Frank Relle.
I have printed photographs most days of my life since 2004. I knew that attempting to print 1100 photographs during my first week in Moscow would be difficult but I thought I had the experience to make it happen. I, however, failed to consider I would be illiterate in Russia. I would be unable to navigate the streets, say hello, goodbye, please, or thank you much less be able to describe the subtle nuances of contrast, color, highlight and shadow detail. I would effectively be an American 1 year old with a great deal of urgency and very big job to complete. Today with the kindness, efficient work and helpful English skills of Alina Antonova we have a breakthrough with the results I have been waiting for. The proof photographs pictured are by Jill Moore and two of my photographic mentors Joel Pickford and Eugenia Uhl. #nolatomoscow#culturalexchange #louisianaculture
Everyone mentioned to me the art of the Moscow subway stations. The beauty makes it easier to deal with not knowing the alphabet.