Moscow from various perspectives: Magnum Live Lab/19 summer session finished in Moscow

Moscow from various perspectives: Magnum Live Lab/19 summer session finished in Moscow
Photo by: Maxim Denisov
Magnum Photos International Agency's photographers from the United Kingdom, USA, France and Iran worked on the exhibition dedicated to Moscow.

The photo exhibition of Magnum Live Lab/19 experimental laboratory organised by the Moscow City Tourism Committee and Magnum Photos Photography Agency has finished in Shchusev State Museum of Architecture. From 16 July till 1 September, visitors could view 121 best photos by the Agency's photographers who had worked in Moscow in winter and summer.

"This outstanding international cultural project is a look at Moscow's everyday life from an outside perspective, featuring unexpected aspects and accents, as well as a reinterpretation of stereotypes and creation of a new image of Moscow. The summer exhibition, a winter series follow-up, has supplemented the photo chronicle of a modern megacity with fresh urban themes and stories," said Nina Gomiashvili, the project's curator in Moscow.

Moscow from various perspectives

The exhibition featured works by three photographers of the summer session, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Magnum Photos' Russian participant residing in France, Mark Power from the UK and Alex Webb from the USA. For two weeks, they took pictures in the metro, parks, museums, train stations, markets and food courts, trying to capture the atmosphere of Moscow. The exhibition displayed the best Magnum Live Lab/19 winter season works by Thomas Dworzak (Germany), Alex Majoli (USA) and Newsha Tavakolian (Iran).

Also, the summer session included free insightful projects. The open discussion at the Strelka Institute brought together over 1,100 participants.  Garage Museum of Contemporary Art hosted a public interview with Andrea Holzherr, Magnum Photos Agency's  Global Exhibitions Director, who told about the principles of the Agency and its photographers.

Magnum Live Lab/19

Magnum Live Lab is an international project. Photographers of the legendary Agency get acquainted with a city, shoot for two weeks, and then they publicly discuss photos and prepare exhibits for the final exhibition. In Moscow, Magnum Live Lab/19 was launched under the auspices of the Moscow City Tourism Committee.

The project's first stage took place in winter, at the Dome Pavilion in Zaryadye Park.  All portraits and landscapes were created in real time mode.