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A Russian Journey through London

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Start Date:16th February 2012
End Date:29th February 2012
A Russian Journey through London

Green Lens studios are proud to present photographic exhibition:

A Russian Journey through London

This is a story of Russians living in London captured through a Russian photographic lens.

This series features those Russians in the capital who have contributed professionally to the artistic, cultural and economic development of London. Exploring the ideas of immigration, aspiration and integration, these photographs trace the history of the Russian diaspora in London and explore the origins and backgrounds of some of the Russians who have made London their permanent home.

Our featured personalities are as diverse as London itself, and for some, personal and professional reinvention has run parallel with the regeneration of our city. In their different ways, our subjects, like so many of their compatriots, contribute to the richness and vibrancy of London. From sport and culture to business and education, the continued presence of Russians in London has gone a long way to helping erase the geographical boundaries that exist between nations.

The images in this series were captured against the backdrop of London and it is no accident that starting in West London the focus sweeps east, pausing at iconic locations and stepping into homes along the way. The exhibition culminates at the heart of London in 2012 – the Olympic Park, yet the journey is not over, the wintry east is yet unexplored….

To experience this unique Russian experience for yourself, come to the Maslenitsa Festival on Trafalgar Square on Sunday 26th February 2012. Organised by Ensemble Productions with the support of the Mayor of London, Maslenitsa is the Russian Sun Festival – a celebration of the end of winter and the start of spring. It also marks the beginning of Lent .

For more information go to:

City Hall

Maslenitsa Festival

You can visit parts of City Hall, Mondays to Thursdays from 8.30am to 6pm and Fridays from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Venue Map

Address:Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen's Walk
London
SE1 2AA
England

Images from A Russian Journey through London

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