Exhibition of OLEG ZOTOV and IDA RUCHINA
in the West Wing of the New Tretyakov Gallery.
Ида Ручина и Олег Зотов

The creative union of the authors, Ida Ruchina and Oleg Zotov, has formed because both are inspired by the beautiful and pristine North. Their mutual artistic decision is to create a photographic saga about modern Chukotka.
Oleg Zotov
A prominent fashion and celebrity photographer, a member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. Oleg has been working in the field of portrait and fashion photography for more than thirty years and has gained fame by collaborating with well-known brands such as Aeroflot, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, Honka, Valio, Fazer, Ford, and leading magazines, including Vogue Italia, MAXIM, Hello, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan. Oleg Zotov is the author of exhibitions in Russia and Europe.
Ida Ruchina
Ida Ruchina is a volunteer of the Red Cross Chukotka Autonomous Okrug branch. In the center of her creativity as a photographer are the lives of people in their native land. Her exhibitions "Secrets of Chukotka", "Place of Power", "Chukotka - the ancestor land, where a new day is born" and many others were successfully shown not only in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and in Moscow, but also Europe.
Ида Ручина и Олег Зотов

About the Big Photo Premiere
The Big Photo Premiere project is the first and only non-commercial initiative on organising world-class museum exhibitions that aim to support modern Russian photography, as well as introduce the public to the art of both young and established authors. The Big Photo Premiere intends to hold exhibitions twice a year, in collaboration with top Russian museums which highlights the importance of the participants for the art world and the high status of the project. This also helps to form the image of modern Russian photography.
All the exhibitions will be available in 3D/VR format, while a designated web-portal will follow further career paths and photo projects of the Big Photo Premiere participants.
Chukotka. Epic saga. Introduction.
The project aims to create an image of modern Chukotka.
The first part titled «Introduction» features large-format photographs, presenting to the viewers the life of the indigenous peoples of the North and the nature of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
The authors have conceived Part II as the story about the hard, sometimes even heroic, way of life in Chukotka and the people whose work in the harsh conditions of the Far North is akin to a heroic deed.
The conclusion of the trilogy will showcase the unique businesses established in the region. They forge the economic potential of modern Chukotka.
The exhibition Chukotka. Epic saga. Introduction. marks the 90th anniversary of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in December-January 2020/21. The project is supported by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug; the International Public Foundation "Russian Peace Foundation»; the Department of Mass Media and Advertising of the city of Moscow.
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