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Festival “Golden Turtle” will visit the legendary photographer Michelle Rogge

For the eleventh consecutive year creative contest The Golden Turtle (“Golden turtle”) attracts the attention of photographers and wildlife artists from around the world, becoming the record number of participating countries. This year the exhibition of the finalists went beyond the traditional exhibition and transformed into an interactive educational project for the whole family. The changes “MK” was told by the President of Festival Andrey Sukhinin.


photo: press service of the festival

“In 2016, the project “Golden Turtle”, not only celebrated the decade, but received a new status and an important stimulus for the further development, – said Andrey Sukhinin. – To expand the audience and promote the idea of careful attitude to the surrounding world, we decided to abandon the traditional exhibition in favor of an entirely new format – the interactive festival. We have formed a new, dynamic team and filled the event an important additional point – the end of the Festival to help children in need of treatment”.

The Central place of the Festival will occupy the exposition of unique photographs of wild nature – the finalists of the creative contest this year. This is the best of nearly 10,000 works submitted by participants from 92 countries of the world.

“We just scored a nice exhibition, but “revived” it, reveals details of the President of the Festival. – The exhibition becomes an interactive piece of audioquest. To a series of selected images recorded audiomania that contain special keys. Party quest needs to listen to descriptions of works containing audio cues, to perform the necessary tasks to get the keys and the opportunity to win a super prize for the whole family. Private pride that in the recording of the audio guide took part of the star ambassadors of the Festival, including tutta Larsen, Maria Sittel, Michael Shirvindt”.

Additional interactivity and so-called “wow effect” will provide VR cinema, where everyone will be able to format a 360 degree view kinoseriya “Reserved Russia” and to visit the most beautiful, remote corners of Russia.

In addition to the exhibition, interactive zones, audioquest the organizers have prepared for visitors a rich educational program. Headlining will be world renowned photographer Michelle Rogge, an outstanding photographer and naturalist Sergei Gorshkov, Director of the Moscow House of Photography Olga Sviblova, TV presenter Maria Sittel, the author of the blog “All the beasts” Eugene Timonova. Visitors will find a series of unique film screenings. For the youngest guests of the Festival will be Days of science. A special block dedicated to the art of photography. More session prepared by: Alexander Medvedev, one of the best teachers photo, street photographer Vivian del Rio, travel, photographer Alexander Cheban.

Another good reason to attend the Festival – special exhibition of the legendary Michel Roggo, the Freshwater Project (eng. “Freshwater project”). Guests of the festival “Golden Turtle” will be the first to see the result of the Grand work of the photographer, photo archive forty unique objects are: lake Baikal, national parks of Brazil, the rivers of the province of Quebec, the reserves of China.

Festival “Golden Turtle” will be held in the capital’s Expocentre on Krasnaya Presnya from 14 October to 5 November and from 10 to 19 November in the St. Petersburg Art-cluster ArtPlay.

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