Center of Photography "March" | Russia, Ekaterelinburg
December 4th 2019 -  March 1st 2020

Ticket price:
adult - 250 rubles.
students, pensioners, schoolchildren - 150 rubles.

Kazuaki Koseki (Japan),Benoit Lapray (France),Denis Tarasov (Russia),

Sergey Utkin (Russia),Haoran Fan (China),Alexandra Vesnina (Russia)

Pavel Petrovich Bazhov was the most prominent writer from the Urals in the twentieth century. During the soviet period his works were considered to be on the same level as Pushkin’s. Aleksandr Ptushko’s film, based on one of Bazhov’s works, The Stone Flower, won an award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1947. Millions of viewers watched his film in theatres around the world. As it gained fame, illustrations and souvenirs were made portraying characters from this film, demonstrating its influence. However, these are not the only forms of visual art used to portray characters from Bazhov’s tales.
This gallery contains photographs created by artists from China, Japan, France, and Russia. The international artists are not familiar with the Ural writer, Bashov. Furthermore, the photographs displayed here by Russian artists were also taken without intentional connection to his stories, despite the widespread familiarity with his work among Russians. One can interpret the photographs in this gallery through the lense of Bazhov’s stories or as independent works of art.
In legends, the mundane and the fantasy of the imagination live side by side. Magical powers intervene in the characters’ lives, remind them of morality, and reward or punish their actions. This mysterious power of nature seeks to protect its wealth. In Bazhov’s stories, nature is often personified as an animal such as a lizard, snake, deer, owl, or cat. One of his main ideas is that nature does not seek to exploit mankind, but will protect itself by punishing thoughtless greed. In this way, Bazhov’s message rings true with current movements to protect the environment.


パベル・ペトロヴィッチ・バゾフは、20 世紀のウラル出身の最も著名な作家でした。ソ連時代、彼の作品はプーシキンと同レベルと見なされていた。バゾフの作品の 1 つ、石の花に基づいたアレクサンドル プトゥシコの映画は、1947 年のカンヌ映画祭で賞を受賞しました。何百万人もの視聴者が世界中の劇場で彼の映画を鑑賞しました。評判が高まるにつれ、この映画の登場人物を描いたイラストや記念品が作成され、その影響力が示されました。しかし、バゾフの物語の登場人物を描写するために使用される視覚芸術の形式はこれらだけではありません。
伝説では、ありふれたものと空想の空想が共存しています。魔法の力はキャラクターの生活に介入し、道徳を思い出させ、彼らの行動に報酬を与えたり罰したりします. この神秘的な自然の力は、その富を守ろうとします。バゾフの物語では、自然はしばしばトカゲ、ヘビ、鹿、フクロウ、猫などの動物として擬人化されます。彼の主な考えの 1 つは、自然は人類を搾取しようとはせず、思慮のない貪欲を罰することで自然を守るというものです。このように、バゾフ氏のメッセージは、現在の環境保護の動きと一致しています。