This new online talent hub is showcasing Russia’s best young photographers

13 September 2018

St Petersburg-based art charity Foto Department have launched a new online database promoting the best in contemporary Russian photography.

Currently featuring 47 emerging photographers, the Attention Hub will highlight pioneering artists for collectors, curators and institutions.

The charity hopes that the database, available in English and Russian, will break down stereotypes and challenge cultural isolation.

“The way international audience perceives Russian photography is often based on “exoticism”, [something] that builds a pernicious stereotyping around Russian art,” organisers say. “We show artists who speak an intercultural and international language, pushing [against] imaginary boundaries. We’ve gathered contemporary artists who have an independent view, work with current realities, have a market potential and are ready to take a confident position in the art field.”