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WILHELM MIKHAILOVSKY ”DRAWINGS OF LIGHT”

5.12.2013 – 26.01.2014

The exhibition “Drawings of light” featuring the photographs of one of the classic of Latvian photography Wilhelm Mikhailovsky will be presented at Latvian Museum of Photography from 5th December.

In the exhibition are included photographs from series “Humanus” which was made from 1969 till 1982 and portraits which were taken from 1975 till nowadays. The author himself in his article “Insignificance and greatness of photographer” writes that “because of the laziness or egoism in everyday life we do not scrutinize at human’s face. Even the face of us stays unknown and strange. What can we tell about faces of other people? Only by working with photographic or painted portrait we find a way and need to look at other peoples’ faces. [..] By insinuating into deepest corners of human’s soul you get to know yourself in the reflection of this soul. This information you take with you for the rest of your life. It can help you, but it can harm you too because now you are an owner of other people’s secret.”
Wilhelm Mikhailovsky (1942) started to take photographs in 1969. During his career he has had 56 solo exhibitions in Latvia and nine in other countries. He has taken part in more than 300 competitions and group exhibitions in Latvia and 45 other countries. Author has been awarded with local and international awards, including “World Press Photo” award “Golden Eye”, PSA (Photographic Society of America) and FIAP golden medals. He was the first photographer from Latvia who was awarded with FIAP title of excellence. W. Mikhailovsky is co-author of documental movie “Augstākā tiesa” (director Herz Frank). In 1996 he became winner of Mārtiņš Bucler’s award. Wilhelm Mikhailovsky become LATIO Award of the year (2006), Ciceron’s prize and Riga Award (2008) laureate. In 2010 he became officer of Order of Three Stars. Wilhelm Mikhailovsky has published twelve author photo albums with total edition of 64 thousands. The name of the author has been mentioned in 55 prestigious publications (albums, monographies, encyclopaedias) which were published in nine countries, including „Contemporary Photographers” (published in Chicago and London), „Encyclopedie Internationale des photographes” and „Une histoire de la photographie” (Geneva), „Images. Collektion musee L’elysee” (Lausanne), „Contemporary Russan Photography” (Houston). Works of  Wilhelm Mikhailovsky are kept in collections of Musee Francais de la Photographie (France); Мusee de L’Elysee, Lausane; Auer photofoundation (Switzerland); Stadtgalerie (Germany); Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, Latvian Museum of Photography and elsewhere.
For more information please visit www.wilhelmart.com, www.wilhelm.junik.lv. Or write to the author: wm@junik.lv

WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO THE STATE CULTURE CAPITAL FOUNDATION, DESIGN AGENCY “PIECI EZERI”, LATIO, PLOYGRAPHY GROUP “MŪKUSALA” AND OUR INFORMATIVE SUPPORTERS