On 24.09.16 I take part in a round table discussion 'A Photographer as a Curator' at FotoDepartament. I'm very excited to be writing about the book "Maximilian Stejskal – Folklig idrott" edited by Marie-Isabel Vogel and Alain Rappaport for the upcoming issue of EXTRA (published by the Museum of Photography of Antwerp). In August 2016, I started to teach at Webster University in Leiden at Media Communications department. The courses I take care of are Digital Basic Photography and History of Photography. 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! 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! '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.