Locals of the port city of Bordeaux, where winter is like October in central Russia, are now watching snow and frost patterns. An exhibition of the works by Most Beautiful Country contest participants is opened there. Yakutia, Kamchatka, Murmansk, Altai, and Baikal Lake: a large northern country is shown in all its national and natural diversity.
The exposition in Bordeaux includes 20 photographs. In one of them you can see a little girl walking along the road to a wooden temple in Kizhi. All fabulous Russia with its birches and endless spaces is in one shot by Anna Cherkesova. In another picture there is a bear “dreaming” near Kuril Lake: Sergey Krasnoshchekov managed to convey the idea that this dangerous animal was naive and lonely and we should respect and protect it. And Valentina Pevtsova from Vologda introduced the audience to the felting industry: a large table, a man with strong hands and something shapeless, either a sock or a stocking.
The exhibition is held within the VIII "Russian Cinema Evenings in Bordeaux" Festival events. The festival will take place November 30 – December 4. Films presented in the competition program of the festival will tell about unexplored places, historical and national heritage of Russia, its cultural and geographical wealth. It is planned that "Siberian Expedition", a documentary shot with the support of grant from the Russian Geographical Society, will be shown out of competition.
The exhibition will run until December 14.
It should be noted that at the moment The Most Beautiful Country exhibitions are open in several countries around the world: in Malta, Israel, Slovenia and Moldova.
The photo contest “The Most Beautiful Country” is a media project of the Russian Geographical Society, in which tens of thousands of photographers annually participate. The competition is dedicated to the preservation of Russian wildlife and the promotion of respect for the environment. It was first held in 2015. During the four years of existence of the competition, about 400 thousand pictures were uploaded to the site of the photo.rgo.ru project. The rules of creative competition are not limited by age and place of residence of participants. The main condition is that photos should be taken only in Russia. Exhibitions of works by photo contest participants are regularly held in this country and abroad.