On 10 July, Nina Gomiashvili, curator of "As They See Us. A Portrait of Russia by the Magnum Agency" will be joined by photographer Thomas Dworzak for a special online discussion.
As well as covering the story and concept behind the exhibition, we’ll be talking about Magnum’s photographers who worked in the USSR and Russia, and indeed, about "how they saw us". During the discussion, viewers will able to submit their questions to the speakers.
The event will be moderated by curator, teacher and director of the Fotografika Academy Ekaterina Bogachevskaya.
The discussion – which will be held as a Zoom conference – will commence at 18:00 Moscow time (15:00 UTC), and will be held in Russian. It will be free to join, but advance registration is required.
About the speakers:
Nina Gomiashvili is a photo historian, curator and art dealer. She is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, and in 2007 opened the POBEDA photo gallery in Moscow – one of the first galleries of its kind in the city. Since then, it has hosted numerous exhibitions on a range of people and topics, from Soviet cinema, to Ellen von Unwerth, to Rankin. Nina is also a curator for major international photography festivals, such as Unseen Photo Fair (Amsterdam), Volta 6 (Basel), Volta NY (New York), and Paris Photo Fair.
Thomas Dworzak is a war photographer and outgoing president of Magnum Photos, having served in the role from 2017 to 2020. He spent much of the ’90s in the former Soviet Union, covering the first and second Chechen wars, as well as conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh and Abkhazia. Following the events of 11 September 2001, Thomas documented armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.
The event forms part of Manege’s complementary programme, and is taking place with the support of the Fotografika Academy of Documentary and Art Photography.
Ingosstrakh is the exhibition’s general partner.