01/24: Yuri Avvakumov - MiSCeLLaNeouS

02/24: Ilya Utkin - melancholy

03/24: Igor Palmin - in PARTS

04/24: Yuri Palmin - ChertaNovo

05/24: Boris Tombak - Gt ILLUSION

06/24: Alexander Ermolaev - FRAGMENTs 58/00

07/24: Sergey Leontiev - the TOWER

08/24: Igor Moukhin - MOSCOW light

09/24: Valery Orlov - ForbiddenCity

10/24: Oleg Smirnov - Hero_City

11/24: Michael Rozanov - FLYOVER

12/24: Anatoly Erin - v. GLAZOVO

13/24: Dmitry Konradt - Wells'n'Walls

14/24: Alexander Slyusarev - conSEQUENCES

15/24: Valery Sirovsky - Cathedral_City

16/24: Semyon Faibisovich - my WINDOWS

17/24: Richard Pare - Russian Constructivism: a Province

18/24: Evgeny Nesterov - FACTORY

19/24: Vladislav Efimov - On the Leninist Path

20/24: Katia Golitsyna - sideSTREET

21/24: Vladimir Kupriyanov - OUTLINES

22/24: Dennis Letbetter - MOSCOW/2

23/24: V. Nilin - W C

24/24: Carl de Keyzer - ZONA

25/24: Marina Tsurtsumia - the VAULT

26/24: Sergei Chilikov - difFERences

27/24: Natalie Jernovskaya - ACADEMY

28/24: Alexei Shulgin - MONTAGE

29/24: Andras Fekete - Establishing Shots

30/24: Vladimir Antoschenkov - MASONRY

31/24: Academy of Architecture - MARKhI

“It is simple to photograph architecture. It is a composed sitter. Even more so when you see it every day. When you arrive, it is as if you’ve come home. And when you meet it, it’s as if it were your own mother. Alma mater. It is all too simple. And so probably for that reason mothers are photographed less often than girlfriends of the moment.

It is the same with MARKhI. Fifteen hundred students studying architecture in the main through photographs, and taking photographs in the main while on field trips. But much less often do they shoot the former municipal estate of I. I. Vorontsov, later the Stroganov Art and Industrial College, which is now home to the Moscow Institute of Architecture (mid-XVIII century; 1770, architect K. I. Blank (?); first third of XIX century; 1890, architect S. U. Solovyov; 1913-1915 – north wing - architect A. V. Kuznetsov). Alma mater.

It turns out that it is not so simple to photograph architecture. Not only because it is the mother of all the arts, and so its portrait will be assessed by other children, but because in the history of photography, even the great masters only rarely produced fine portraits of their parents. Because, it would seem, one has to sense architecture as someone close to you, but take its portrait as if it were an unknown sitter.” (Yu. Avvakumov)

This exhibition of 24 photographs is the outcome of the first competition in architectural photography at MARKhI, the subject for which was the Institute of Architecture’s main building at 11, Rozhdestvenka. Seventeen students from different years are represented in the exhibition, and the winners were Natalya Nadeshkina, Ilya Ivanov, Mihkail Korsi, and Ivan Selvinsky. The main objective of the competition was not to be the last photographic competition at MARKhI. A further objective – for the Ministry of Higher Education – was to introduce the subject of photography into the Institute’s curriculum.


32/24: Igor Chepikov - Resort City

33/24: Alexey Naroditsky - MAR ino

34/24: Igor Lebedev - SPBaroque

35/24: Alexander Brodsky - unDeveloped

36/24: Alexander Djikia - Upper Point