2010 News and Events
Photography Exhibit Depicting New York Opened In Yekaterinburg
On March 30, Consul General Tim Sandusky opened the USG-sponsored photography exhibit “New York, The City That Never Sleeps.” The exhibit was held at the Metenkov House Museum in Yekaterinburg, Russia, one of five photography museums in Russia. The ceremony started with a moment of silence commemorating the victims of the tragic events in Moscow’s metro that took place the day before. In his greeting remarks the Consul General pointed out the tragedies that have plagued both New York City and Moscow, and emphasized the common struggle against terrorism. He also highlighted the importance of international exhibits that promote respect for cultural diversity besides their intrinsic educational and artistic value. The exhibit was created by Andrey Martynov, the director of Moscow’s Photography Biennale, and consists of 246 images of New York taken by 26 artists from different countries and different generations. Among them are prints of the world-famous American photographers Walter Rosenblum and Arthur Leipzig, both of whom belonged to Photo League in New York, an organization dedicated to socially concerned documentary photography. The exhibit was first on display in Novosibirsk and will be on display in Yekaterinburg’s Metenkov House until 16 May, including Museum Night on May 15. From Yekaterinburg the exhibit will travel to Moscow, Europe and New York City.