May 15, 2017
State Darwin Museum to host
the "Azure coast of Arctic lands" exhibition
Masters of artistic photography Yaroslav Amelin, Vladimir Vaskin, Andrei Ermakov and Alexander Terekhov, together with scientists, endured more than eight thousand miles in the waters of the White, Barents and Kara seas aboard the research vessel Kartesh. The expedition started from the port of Murmansk, proceeded to the White Sea with a call to the port of Arkhangelsk, then to Novaya Zemlya and Vaygach island with a call at the port of Naryan-Mar. Then the vessel passed along the Yamal coast to the Gulf of Ob with a call at the port of Yamburg.
Every day of the expedition was a discovery, which the authors share with the visitors of the exhibition: we witness a living land, with azure, crystal clear waters of the northern seas and stunning sunrises and sunsets. At the exhibition you will not experience the "white silence" of the Arctic. Polar Expedition Kartesh takes vivid and sunny pictures of the real Arctic summer. The spectators make an imaginary journey to a distant region and involuntarily thinks what do I know about the Arctic?
The authors of the exhibition paid much attention to the inhabitants of these lands: you will see rare shots that captured birds and animals of the northern islands of Russia. After all, the Arctic is home to many species of plants and animals listed in the Red Book. The work of photographers was not limited to artistic photography: the participants of the project organized photo exhibitions for residents of hard-to-reach settlements along the route of the vessel.
The opening of the exhibition and the meeting with the authors will be held at the Darwin Museum on May 18 at 17.30.
Museum address: Vavilov Str., 57 (Akademicheskaya metro station).