Dialogue's faces
Introduce you the participants of the Media Forum and the projects that they will present in the Hermitage.
Voices in the media space that have to be heard.
Every week we publish interviews, long reads, photo and video works of journalists from all over the world.
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HEART CHARITY, 23.10.2019
The activist with a southern character and St. Petersburg's creative Darya Smirnova holds stylish charity sales #Сердешныйбазар, dreaming of making good deeds attractive and helping each other as a sense of life.
Anna Slavyanova, an employee of the media communications department of the Astrakhan social center «Sodeistvie»
Invented by Daria Smirnova, «Heart Bazaars» have become very popular in Astrakhan. The money raised goes to charity.
«I shot in Bobrovka how they chop wooden houses, do horse breeding, grow potatoes, wash in a Russian bathhouse and many other authentic aspects of life in the village».
Alexey Malgavko, photojournalist
Russified Latvians live here. They consider themselves Russian, although they still keep some traditions of their ancestors.
«I try to help everywhere! For me, the task is to be useful. We are located in a slum area, so there are a lot of children. Every day I meet them on the street, they run up to greet, shake hands or hug. We have our own shelter, I go often there, speak to children or walk with them».
Nadezhda Uvarova, correspondent for the newspaper «Argumenty i Fakty»
20-year-old student from Chelyabinsk Kirill Dzhigun has been living in the slums for six months in one of the poorest African countries and saving Kenyan children from hunger, poverty and illness.
MAN OF THE SUN, 02.10.2019
«I realized that it was necessary to shoot, which would inspire me at first. So I watched it, and understood, like, wow, how cool! It was important for me that I wanted to act in film and to act again».
Natalia Zobnina, editor-in-chief of the international project «NAME»

The protagonist of the project is a young man. Nick Frank - was born and raised in Samara. Today he is moving in a special direction - the direction of androgyny. His Nicole is literally a bomb of beauty.
TANYA AND KAMAZ, 16.09.2019
«I went to university. But it brought me nothing. Only lost 4 years of life. It would be better if I immediately get in a KAMAZ. I do not like to remember this time».
Nadezhda Uvarova, correspondent for the newspaper «Argumenty i Fakty»

An amazing story about a girl who, on the eve of March 8, dreams not of a new dress, but of a more advanced KAMAZ model. 23-year-old Muscovite Tatyana Khusyainova works as a truck driver. For her, this is a dream job.
TASTE ITALY, 15.08.19
«Not all the guests of the Italian capital come to visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, or Piazza Navona. Up to 5 million migrants come to Italy every year, with one fifth settling in Rome...»
Maria Madyrova, the participant of the «Roman Mediavacations» program
The focus of Maria Madyrova's research is food places of the Russian-speaking community in Rome, which is one of the biggest here in Rome.
«While I photographed this child, my thoughts were focused on his future and on the fact that he would have to go through the turbulent life-span to make up for this horrible tragedy that struck him...»
Nemanja Pancic, photographer
The Serbian documentary photographer told us about the subjective approach in photography, about uniting like-minded people and how to find stories correctly.
«The viewer will make a journey to Italy, which he will see with the eyes of the Italian directors...»
Rino Sciarretta, executive producer of the Festival
On the 8th of June at the Central House of Documentary films there was held an Opening Ceremony «ITALIAN DOC FEST». The Organizers of the festival, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, brought 7 new documentary films – pieces of Italian life – and presented them to the Russian audience.
"Through "THE CHARACTERS", I travel in the present, while investigating the past..."
Tonje Bøe Birkeland, photographer and traveler, Norway
In the project, Tonje talks about the unusual fate of women. Her heroines move in pristine territory: in front of them loom grand exploration; beneath them, history is formed.
«Let's see what happened next»
Anvar Galeev, photographer, Russia
Agreed meeting under the slogan «Justice for everyone» took place in Moscow on Sakharov avenue June, 16. Firstly the meeting was planned like an action to support a reporter of «Meduza» Ivan Golunov who was impreasond on charges of attempted drugs distribution. After the liberation of Ivan Golunov organizators have changed the slogan into «Law and justice for everyone».
"People, where are you all going?"– sometimes you want to shout with irritation peculiar to the citizen.
Oleg Rukavitsyn, photographer, Orenburg
The wind is there like it was centuries before. Once on the only central street you stand and look around. There is no hurry as it is in big cities.
"We wanted to make a project which could reveal the untold story ..."
Myrto Papadopulos, Greece
In her works Myrto tries to show something important, to plunge into topics related to gender, identity and social problems. "New plastic road" (reference to the Great Silk Road) project reflects wide socio-economic situation showing life of those people who was affected by this road.
«Many times I returned home without a photograph, but knowing I had taken an extra step for my project»
Michele Cirillo, photographer, Italy
There are many unresolved social problems in Rome, such as emergency houses. The project «Insulae», which became a book, a photo report, and a documentary video, tells the viewer about what makes sense for the author. He grew up in a public house and saw the situation from the inside.
«To see the White Sea frozen, to be more intimate with the people of Solovki and to become good friend of some of them is something difficult to forget»
Rafael Trapiello, photographer, Spain
We congratulate our Spanish colleagues with the release of their photo book «Solovki», they have been working on since 2015. Have a look at the talented vision of Russian remote territories, so different from the spanish photographers' motherland and, therefore, charming.
INTERVIEW, 05/31/19
Gohar Ter-Hakobyan
Photographer, content-manaher at International Committee of the Red Cross, Armenia
«I've never learned photography. Since I was a child I was surrounded by beauty. We had many books and journals about art, cinema and photography at home».
Profile Russia, UK
In 1976 the second auction house of CHRISTIE'S was opened in London. The first one was opened in Geneva in 1969. Nowadays London department's bidding take place twice a year offering the opportunity to see famous collections of russian art. Collectors love to buy masterpieces. Department museum exposition includes Faberge eggs, porcelain with propaganda images on it and pictures of prominent artists.
Oksana Manchuk
photographer, Belarus
Girls who grew up without a dad usually want to share their thoughts and feeings with them. Unfortunately sometimes such a dialogue is impossible but they still wish to be heard. That's why participants of the project "Postcards for dad" (shot by photographer Oksana Manchuk) prepared messages for their fathers which could be sent as a Birthday or Christmas cards. These cards could tell fathers about daughters and remind about their existence.
«I hope that this action will be heard»
Anvar Galeev, photographer, Russia
On the 15th of May 2019 at the Embassy of Ukraine in Moscow was held an action in support of Kirill Vyshinsky, it was visited by a photographer of the Union of Journalists of Russia.
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Faces of the Dialogue
Meet the projects of the participгamts of the XIII International Media-Forum «Dialogue of Cultures» that was held at the State Hermitage Museum from 7 to 9 of November supported by the Presidential Grants for Civil Society Development Foundation.
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