Exhibition "Native Retro. 1962 - 2002. Moscow saga of photographer Mikhail Dashevsky" 21/12/2018 automatic translate
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From December 21, 2018 to February 24, 2019, the exhibition “Native Retro. 1962 - 2002. The Moscow saga of the photographer Mikhail Dashevsky. In his non-stop photographs, life sketches - the biography of Moscow and the whole country for 40 years, from the early 1960s to the early 2000s. The exhibition opens as part of the series "New Arrivals in the Collection of the Museum of Moscow."
Mikhail Dashevsky - Doctor of Technical Sciences, the largest specialist in the field of vibration protection. But in the Russian photographic environment is recognized for a huge contribution to documentary photography. He is a lyricist, amateur, observer. In 1968 he began his career in the famous Moscow photo club Novator. In 2012, at the FotoFest biennial in Houston, dedicated to contemporary Russian photography, his work was included in the “Thaw” section.
In November 2018, Mikhail Dashevsky turned 83 years old. This exhibition for him - the result of past years. The exposition consists of more than 350 photographs and 7 sections: from the 1960s through the changes of the 70s-90s to the early 2000s, the images of the capital from the courtyards and houses of Solyanka to the noisy central streets and new buildings. For photos, the author wrote little stories, turning the exhibition into a collection of short stories.
He represents the “Bresson” direction in photography with a characteristic attention to composition, a desire to focus on psychology, an interest in an unrecognizable person, but at some point photographically expressive. Dashevsky’s works are fundamentally non-defining moments of life snatched from the flow of time. The photographer himself defines this style as “documentary impressionism”. “I am a typical“ impressed ”, says Dashevsky,“ If I’m not interested, I’m not stung, ”I don’t take pictures. That is, I remove everything, but then, when I select, it turns out that if it didn’t "prick", then it didn’t work. ”
Fixing large historical moments, he prefers street psychological studies, sketches of the lives of ordinary people, the breath of the city. He likes to shoot children and elderly people: they are in Moscow photos, in the Yaroslavl, Georgian, northern, rural series.
As part of the exhibition, on January 17, a meeting will be held with the author of the exhibition, photographer Mikhail Dashevsky, February 21 - a lecture by the curator of the exhibition Irina Chmyreva “Photographs of Mikhail Dashevsky and Moscow Culture of the 1960-1990s”.
Mikhail Dashevsky was born in 1935, lives all his life in Moscow. Doctor of Technical Sciences, an amateur photographer with more than half a century of experience, a member of the Moscow Novator Photo Club. The first exhibition of Dashevsky was held in 1994 in Krasnogorsk near Moscow, the second - in 2004 in the Museum of Architecture. Schuseva. In Russia, the works of Dashevsky were exhibited in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the Art Museum. Kovalenko (Krasnodar), museums in different cities of Russia. The exhibition of the photographer took place in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, the USA. His works were shown in the collection “Modern Russian Photography” in 2012 as part of the FotoFest in Houston (USA). Works are kept in museums of Russia (in particular, in the Museum of Moscow), the USA, the Czech Republic. Dashevsky is the author of four photographic albums.