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in capital has opened “ the Silver chamber - 2007 “

In the Central showroom “ the Arena “ has opened next “ the Silver chamber “ - competition of photo reports about Moscow which tells about mood of a modern city more than can be heard ­ in news. “ the chamber “ have thought up to embody and leave eight years ago in the history new Moscow. The exhibition once again coping with this problem - photocompetition will last till January, 18th then the jury together with spectators will define the best pictorialists in nominations “ Architecture “ “ Events and an everyday life “ and “ Persons “.

With anonymous while photos (such “ anonymity “ it is necessary for spectator voting) look it is black - white and colour Moscow persons, numerous houses and streets. It is difficult to imagine to itself something, about what capital pictorialists would forget. Daily consumer existence is presented by shootings GUMa, “ Ashana “ and even an ordinary flea market. Cultural life and hobbies - scenes from Polunin`s show and dancing pases become now improbably fashionable in tango capital. And a theme of infinite movement and odisseevskih wanderings - River and Savelovsky ­ stations.

by tradition participants of competition give special value in the face of Russian capital changing to shape. Here admiration of a complex gigantomania “ Moscow - City “ (these works, by the way, have caused at opening of most of all dissatisfied remarks of numerous photographers) is replaced by vital shots of the Picturesque bridge in Strogine. But while new architectural miracles are under construction, former perish. And about it tells at once some series of pictures. Among them the infinite shots devoted to a pulling down Moscow pjatietazhek are in the lead, but is also such which narrate about “ to a swan song of Russian modernist style “ and perishing masterpieces of constructivism.

in present “ to the Silver chamber “ there was no less truth, but became more than grief. Whether artists what the majority ­ of competitive shots are pessimistic enough are guilty­, after all any picture is inspired by surrounding validity? The answer to a question is covered that present participants of competition more and more simply fix a reality, creating the documentary photograph, instead of an art photo. However, at an exhibition there are also the last­. For example, the Moscow streets embodied through snow from height of this snow. Eventually, the primary goal of the photographer - time to look what do not see the others.