The exhibition, which was prepared by photojournalists from four editorial offices of the federal print press in St. Petersburg, has already been presented at the House of Journalists on Nevsky 70.
As Anzhelika Gurskaya, Chairperson of the St. Petersburg Council for Print Media, Director of the North-Western Section of Rossiyskaya Gazeta, noted that the fact that the exhibition will open not only in the traditional format, but also in a multimedia format, will make it possible to keep the works of the photographers in the electronic database of the Presidential Library as an important documentary testimony of our time.
The general director of the Presidential Library, Yuri Nosov, stressed the importance of opening an exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of the Northern Capital in the heart of the city.
The photos were taken by Veronika Takmovtseva and Tatyana Shvetsova (AiF-Petersburg), Alexander Petrosyan (Kommersant Publishing House), Yulia Pykhalova (Komsomolskaya Pravda – Petersburg) and Svyatoslav Akimov (Rossiyskaya Gazeta).
Perhaps this is the first joint work of the media in recent years. Dmitry Sherikh, president of the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian Union of Journalists, said this at the opening.
“Today, it is very important for all of us to find common ground and act in a unified way,” he said. – The exhibition is evidence that we are successfully learning this.
The exhibition has become a kind of reminder of the important social role of the written press. Coincidentally, among its first viewers were guests from Lugansk and Donetsk, representatives of two republican libraries that came to sign cooperation agreements.
Within the framework of the agreements, it is planned to implement educational projects on the history, theory and practice of the Russian state and the Russian language, as well as on issues of national culture, science, education and preservation of the historical heritage of Russia; holding conferences, exhibitions, sharing information resources.
– Of course, what the Presidential Library offers to its users is of particular interest to us, – says the director of the Lugansk Republican Universal Scientific Library named after him. Gorky Natalia Rastorgueva. – And we had a wonderful opportunity to see one of the forms of such work.
– The presented photos very visibly confirm the strength of the city, – said the Deputy Director General of the Donetsk Republican Universal Scientific Library. Krupskaya Marina Morozova. -And from the first minutes she fascinates, falling on the visitor with all her beauty.
In fact, the most diverse Petersburg gets into the lenses of the cameras of newspaper journalists. Here is the northern capital in all its majestic beauty, and here you can see the everyday life of the metropolis: intense working days and bright holidays of the northern capital.
The works of photographers capture different faces of St. Petersburg residents: joyful and thoughtful, inspired and full of love, compassionate and dreamy. There is gentle humor and empathy for the heroes of the photos, pride in them and the desire to see the mysterious in the ordinary, and sincere joy from every meeting with our beautiful St. Petersburg.
The multimedia exhibition “Petersburg in the spotlight” at the Presidential Library will be open until June 7, 2023.