The Caucasus. Mountains from Colored Space

Mountains of Svaneti, the Caucasus. Photo by: Kirill Ivanov
Mountains of Svaneti, the Caucasus. Photo by: Kirill Ivanov

"The Caucasus. Mountains from colored space", an exhibition of the photographer Kirill Ivanov will be open in the Small Hall of St. Petersburg Headquarters of the Russian Geo. Society May 4, at 6 p.m.

 Displayed items will include more than thirty color and black and white photographs taken by the author in the period from 2014 to 2017 on both sides of the Caucasus range. The black-and-white ones were taken in Svaneti during climbing Shkhara (5193,2 m) and North Ushba. Most of the pictures in "color " were made in Bezengi gorge in Kabardino-Balkaria. 

"Georgia is a beautiful country and we were welcomed warmly in a Caucasian manner," the photographer said. "Let this exhibition be another drop for world peace and friendship of peoples!"

There is almost no climbing equipment in the photos. The author has deliberately removed it to focus on feelings. During his first visit to the Caucasus, Ivanov arrived in a camp at Bezengi in 1998. It was there where the climber breathed the mountain air for the first time. Then there was training, the first climbing the peak of Semenovsky, and a promise to himself that he would never... Now the Caucasian has become a part of his life.

The exposition was designed by Julia Mashkova and Jan Zaretsky. It was financed by Dmitry Moskalev, Ben Peinen, Denis Veiko.

The exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 4 - June 15 2018. Entrance is free. 

Kirill Ivanov was born in 1978 in Leningrad. He goes to mountains since 20 years old.  A candidate master of sports, instructor of 3d category, engaged in photography since 2007. In 2008 he studied at the creative Studio of Paolo del Elche, an Italian photographer, founder and art Director of the Museum of photography (Abruzzo region). In 2011 Ivanov graduated from the Faculty of photo reporters at Saint-Petersburg House of Journalists.

Participated in the following exhibitions:

2010 - "Fashion and lifestyle", St. Petersburg

2011 - "The life of things", St. Petersburg

2012 -2nd Photobiennale, the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

2012 – "The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north", a solo exhibition, "Borey" gallery in St. Petersburg; Zaporozhye, Ukraine; 2013 the Alpine camp "Bezengi", the Caucasus

2014 - "Pervozdannaya Rossiya (Primordial Russia)" , the Central House of Artists, Moscow

2014 - "Dreams of Eastern Sayan", a solo exhibition, Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg

2014 – "The Middle", a solo exhibition, "Borey gallery ", Saint-Petersburg

2017 – "Dreams of the Eastern Sayan", the Museum and exhibition center of the city of Kirovsk in the Murmansk region