Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography

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The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography was opened in 2010. In its current form, it is a continuation of the work started by founders Natalia Grigorieva and Eduard Litvinsky in 1992 at a gallery bearing the same name, but located elsewhere. The Center was the first private gallery in Russia devoted exclusively to fine art photography and the photography of the Soviet period. Today, it boasts a wide collection of vintage and late[vague] authors' prints, and offers a window into the history of Russian photography of the period.

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is on the grounds of an old mansion in the very heart of Moscow, close to the Kremlin and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Before the gallery's opening, the site was the home of the confectionery factory Krasny Oktyabr, built in the 19th century. A well-known hub of the Moscow art scene, the area of Red October brings together under one roof designers, architects, and artists, as well as restaurants, exhibition halls, and night clubs. The Center houses exhibitions prepared by its own curators, and also provides facilities to other interesting projects in the field of photography.

Occupying an area of 1000 m², the Center includes three exhibition halls, a lecture hall, a bookstore, a library, and a cafe. Its three spacious showrooms enable the display of more than 400 photographs.

Monthly attendance at the Center exceeds 10,000 visitors from all walks of life.[citation needed] Its regulars includes Russian and international visitors, artists, politicians, students, film stars, and diplomats, whose diversity are a testament to the significance of the Center's work, and the variety of its offerings.

Natalia Grigorieva and Eduard Litvinsky at the opening of The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography

Structure of the Сenter[edit]

  • Three exhibition halls with total area of 1000 m²
    The opening of the exhibition Icons of the 1960-80's
    The opening of the exhibition Ruth Orkin. Retrospective
  • Lecture hall
  • Public library with a selection of photographic literature for the last 80 years.
    The library of The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
    There are rare out-of-print books on photography, and photography books from the best western publishers. The library holds presentations of new books, press conferences, seminars, lectures, workshops and meetings with Russian and foreign photographers.
  • PhotoBookPoster bookshop

Projects of the Сenter[edit]

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is engaged in social projects. In 2010 and 2011, it organized two exhibitions: The Soviet photography of the 60-70's and Moscow history of the XX century in the Moscow Metro. This project allowed a wide audience to see iconic images of Soviet photographers.

PhotoSreda[edit]

In January 2013 the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography launched a new educational program PhotoSreda. Every Wednesday the White Hall of the Center opens for lectures, workshops, discussions of the latest trends and developments of photography, meetings with leading curators, critics, authors of the exhibitions and other interesting people who are ready to share their experience and people who need to get it.

Martin Schreiber's workshop at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography

Selected exhibitions[edit]

Editions[edit]

  • "The Moscow Stories. XX century"[1]
  • "Soviet Era by Markov-Grinberg"[2]
  • "Icons of the 1990's"[3]
  • "Photography of the 1960-70's" from the series "Anthology of Russian photography of the 20th century"[4]
  • "Moscow Photographic Collections"[5]
  • "Icons of the 1960-80's"[6]
  • "Moscow of Naum Granovsky"[7]

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