MOSCOW House of Photography
The Moscow House of Photography is the only Russian Museum, which has chosen the strategy of festivals and broad scale projects. Efficiency of this strategy has been proved by the International Months of Photography — “Photobiennale” and “Fashion and Style in Photography” Moscow International Festivals. Hundreds of exhibitions held in the house's own premises and in major museums and exhibition centers of Moscow have formed a critical mass of a significant cultural event. The festivals have not only been widely acclaimed by the general public and the media, they have restored the artistic and social value of the phenomenon of photography in the Russian social perception. The Russian and foreign public have been granted access to precious archives of the prominent Russian photographers: Alexander Grinberg, Max Penson, Yuri Yeremin, Anatoly Yegorov, Dimitri Baltermantz and of others. Consistent efforts in study and promotion of the artistic heritage of the Russian masters along with the publishing activities of the Moscow House of Photography contribute to strengthening of authority of the national photo art both in Russia and abroad. Due to the international projects of the Moscow House of Photography and demonstration of masterpieces of foreign photographers in Russia the Russian photography, after decades of isolation beyond the iron curtain, has been steadily entering the international artistic context. Starting from 1996, thanks to efforts of the Moscow House of Photography more than 200 foreign projects have been exhibited both in Moscow and the Russian regions, the projects have included exhibitions of Eugene Atget, Maurice Tabard, Horst P. Horst, Man Ray, Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier Bresson, Helmut Newton, Seidou Keita, Bettina Rheims, William Klein, Jeanloup Sieff, Jean-Paul Goude, Marline Franck, Sarah Moon, Lillian Bassman and others. Within the scope of the festivals the Moscow House of Photography conducts scientific conferences on history and theory of photography, master classes and consultations with leading masters of national and foreign photo art.