7 MAY - 9 JUNE 2015: JAMES HILL: RUSSIAN VETERANS
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer James Hill, who has lived and worked in Russia since the 1990s, went to Gorky Park on Victory Day for four consecutive years and photographed over 500 veterans in a makeshift studio he built. 15 of the pictures will be on display at this exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The photographs were collected in a beautifully produced book “Victory Day”, with the financial support of the British Council, which won the ‘Book of the Year’ Prize at the Moscow International Book Fair. In October 2013 ten of the portraits were acquired by the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow for its permanent collection. The short film by Vyacheslav Sachkov of the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, documenting the creation of the portraits, will be screened as part of the exhibition.
The exhibition takes place with the kind support of Benoit and Natasha Mounier.