October 16th – 22th 2014
The photo Visa is a photo festival that holds every November in Krasnodar, Russia. The exhibition that I joined in 2014 was the 6th photo festival. They had some workshops and held 36 photo exhibitions around the city. They also gave 13 lectures on photographs and photo portfolio reviews. During our one-week stay in Krasnodar, Shigeru Yoshida had his own photo exhibition and gave a lecture on his artworks. Through the photo-cultural exchanges with various photographers from many countries, we learned how this photo festival contributed to the society and the photographs could be a cultural bridge between the countries.
Nov 16th – 22th 2014
Venezuela, Peru, Switzerland, England, Italy, Belgium Finland, Portugal, Russia, Israel, Korea and so on. They are all famous photographers and experts of art photography. Curators and gallery owners were invited as well. It was surprising to know that many of the artists had already met Shigeru Yoshida at photo reviews held in other countries.
From November 16th, the photo exhibitions of guest photographers had been held in various places. All the guests and the staff of PhotoVisa chartered a bus and visited those exhibitions and took part in an opening party together.
This is a photo of the exhibition held in the art museum. According to the atmosphere of the art works, they changed the exhibition site and the way of exhibiting. That idea became a great help for us.
A hall on the boutique, they not only put the photographs on the wall but hung them from the ceiling.
Evgeny Berezner, the person responsible of this festival, managed all the things and bore all the expenses such as photo printing, Airfare, the hotel, bus, one-week meal and so on. Hosting a generous festival like this wouldn’t be realized without the sufficient raising funds.
This is a sushi restaurant where we stopped by during the exhibition tour. They had a nice place to eat. From dinner party to farewell party, even in everyday lunch, we could enjoy all the food.
As the new printer, Epson SC-PX5Vll has new UltraChromeK3 ink, which enables to express black color richer and deeper. When I printed, I used 4 kinds of inkjet paper; Bizan (Awagami factory), Isehishi Fusho (Isewashi), Fresco print Type R (Tokuyama) and Velvet Fine Art Paper (Epson) to have the audience feel and realize how the printer affects the prints.