THE RUSSIANS is a film about the photography of Oleg Videnin. It looks at the
unknown world of so-called normal Russian life and the real people Oleg Videnin
uses in his work.
The film accompanies Oleg Videnin as he photographs people on the streets of
Bryansk, as well as in Russia’s empty villages and along Russia’s roads. He also
provides a deep insight into his working methods in the darkroom and the methods
he uses when photographing people. The film includes several sequences of Oleg
Videnin’s outstanding and moving photography.
The documentary also includes interviews with Russian curators Evgeny Berezner
(Head of the Department for Photography and Multimedia at the Moscow Museum
of Modern Art), and Irina Tchmyreva (Art Historian and Curator, Moscow).
“Passacaglia. Andante Sostenuto”
Performed by Tatiana Fedoseeva, Alexei Lundin, Vyacheslav Marinyuk
Courtesy of Franck & Stein Ltd.
Oleg Videnin – Irina Shahrai – “The dream of the poet”
Oleg Mityaev – “Fires” – “огоньки” (http://www.mityaev.ru/)
MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM:
Bodo Niemann (Advice)
Nicky Brown (Translation)
Julie Rodina (Translation)
Ivan and Olga. Victoria and Valery.
Evgeny Berezner, curator, researcher, theorizer of photography.
Deputy Director of ROSIZO State Center for Museums and Exhibtions, Ministry of Culture
of Russia, Head of the Department for Photography and Multimedia, Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
Irina Tchmyreva. PhD., curator, photography art historian. Senior Scientific Researcher at
the National Research Institute of Theory and History of Art, Russian Academy of Arts; Assistant
Professor of Visual Culture and Photography, Moscow State University of Printing Arts.
|Dimensions||65 × 20 × 124 cm|