A unique and biggest-ever Photo Exhibition created by foreigners on India in New Delhi was opened at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (24, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi) on October 12, 2012. Entitled “Far and Near India—Reality, Impressions, Memories...”.
Comprising 200 images, exhibition was created by 27 Russian photographers. Among the participants are Russian journalists, teachers, diplomats, engineers and school children living in India. Russian compatriots from New Delhi, Chennai, Kudankulam and Kolkata took part in the function.
On the inaugural day, all the visitors could participate in the voting and select the best photos. Around 60 images, which got maximum votes, will be displayed in the Poorva Sanskriti Kendra in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi, from November 3 to 15, and will later be sent to the RCSCs in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Trivandrum.
Addressing the gathering at the opening ceremony, Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director of the RCSC, said: “Despite the fact that this group photo exhibition by compatriots is organized for the first time, it has immediately attracted a fair number of professional and amateur photographers. We believe that this exhibition has become the biggest-ever photo exhibition on India, organised by foreigners in this country”.
The exhibition comprises media-oriented photos, photos on national strikes, official summits, national holidays, landscapes, portraits, etc.
“We all have different world views, and that is why this exhibition has become so vivid and diverse. The participants are united by the fact that they are not connected with the world of art professionally, but they are capable of viewing the beautiful and unusual things. They can capture the moments and record them through the camera”, said Mr. Rozovskiy.
According to the results of popular votes, mountain landscapes of Ladakh were selected to be the most interesting. These photos are taken by Mr. Mikhail Vorobyev, Head, Consulate Department in the Embassy of Russian Federation in India. In the focus of public attention were also photos by Mr. Alexander Kvasha, Deputy Head of Russian scientists at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, Dmitry Tuchin from MiG representation in India, diplomats Mr. Philip Romanovsky, Mr. Sergey & Mrs. Eugeniya Karmalito, journalists Mr. Evgeny Pakhomov from RIA-Novosti and Mr. Alexander Antipin from ITAR-TASS, Rossotrudnichestvo employee Ms. Dania Sharipova, student of Russian Embassy School Olga Khorkova and compatriots Ms. Marina Kosareva, Ms. Maria Melnikova and Ms. Galina Zagumennova.