Primrose: Russian Colour Photographs & Close and Far: Russian Photography Now

Russian culture specialist and editor of The Calvert Journal, Jamie Rann, will lead a joint tour of Primrose: Russian Colour Photographs, in-conversation with The Photographer’s Gallery curator Karen McQuaid, and Close and Far: Russian Photography Now at Calvert 22 Gallery in conversation with gallery curator Lily Hall.

Primrose showcases the appearance and development of colour in Russian photography from the 1860s to the 1970s. It presents both the history of Russian photography and the history of Russia in photography, depicting life over the course of a century, as the country endured unprecedented upheaval.

Close and Far introduces some of Russia’s most original young artists working in photography and film. Alexander Gronsky, Olya Ivanova, Taus Makhacheva, Max Sher, and Dimitri Venkovshow their work alongside the extraordinary photographs of a rediscovered pre-Revolutionary master, Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, an early pioneer of colour photography.

The tour will begin at The Photographers Gallery in Soho and end at Calvert 22 Gallery in Shoreditch. The tour will involve travel between both venues on public transport plus a 15 minute walk. Regrettably, we are not able to offer assistance with private transportation. Alternatively, travel arrangements between venues can be made independently.

Free (not including travel costs between venues), booking essential .