Colta.ru invited six curators to prepare a selection of emerging Russian photographers for a special online project. In summer 2016, I will be posting about new names & projects in Russian photography. Good news! Mondriaan Fonds has supported the initiative 'Conversations on Photography' by FW: books and a team of researchers to which I am happy to belong to. We will talk about conversations soon! 'Conversations on Photography' is launched!
Willem Popelier, Karin Krijgsman, Karin Bareman, Suzan Geldhoff, Zhenia Sveshinsky, Raymond Frenken and me start with a conversation on selfies. Part of our dialogue is published in Extra 19 (FOMU foto museum's magazine), and other threads of the conversation can be found at fw: website. A new school of photography was launched in St. Petersburg - fotografika! An intensive two years study program, and I am glad to contribute with a course 'Thousand Words' that begins in spring, 2016!