Thursday, March 31, 2011

Best of Russia

The Best of Russia 2010 photography contest is showing at the Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art.

A domestic contest showing at a domestic venue, the Best of Russia sneaks its way into my IC blog by dint of its having been lauded in Russia Beyond the Headlines, a print-based tool of Russian propaganda public diplomacy and PD body Russky Mir.

But perhaps it's not fair to equate it with straight-up propaganda, since it's trying so hard to be fair and balanced.

As the RBtH article boasts: "The exhibit is far from an endorsement of the official view of 'the Russian way of life.' There are plenty of pictures among the winning photos that do not reflect mainstream views."

Check it out for yourself. The photos are really excellent.

No comments:

Post a Comment