Yaroslavl & Rostov with Petr Lovigin

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Mar 14, 2015 – Mar 15, 2015

Genre: Art, Street

The workshop has been completed

Manager: Elena Zagitova

Photos of the workshop participants

Here you can view the photos, taken by the workshop participants. These are the best works, selected by the master in the process of joint discussions.


© Sergey Bogomolov

© Anatoly Strunin

© Sergey Bogomolov

25 photos from 5 authors

Lead photographer

Petr Lovygin

Renowned Russian photographer, photo-scriptwriter, "writer", clip-maker. A returning participant in the Moscow Biennale, "Fashion and style in photography" festival, as well as the large European fairs. Worked for several years with the projects of Yevgeny Grishkovets, publishing consequently first the "Costarica-soul", and then the "Indian summer" books.

List of participants is visible to the club members, who have attended at least one workshop.

About the workshop

The best city on Earth is just 240 km away from Moscow. Everyone who’s been there is ready to give a positive review, from at least „I had great borscht there” to uncensored cries of approval.

Yaroslavl’s Zen-saturated Volga riverwalk loops around the historical, UNESCO-listed center of the Golden Circle’s capital. Inside it’s chock full of extravagant churches and lusty wenches. Sounds like paradise, doesn’t it? No point to enumerating places of interest here, where every stone looks at you with love. Don’t care for provincial charm? Prefer something tough? No problem – we’ll take you across the Volga where tourists don’t go, to abandoned silos of Resinotekhnika, Solbaza village, scales of garage roofs in Neftestroy, the red bridge over Kotorosl in Perekop.

Those who survive can venture with us at night to bars of renown: The Dudki, Papa’s Garage, The Pint. Seething dance floors and drinking stupid – everything Yaroslavl nights are famous for.

On Sunday morning we will set out without haste towards Rostov. It’s 40 km away. There you can dissolve even more in the greatness of Russian hinterland. Lake Nero, a great camera-friendly place, the gypsy man forever bailing out water, ramshackle len-tos, carved window frames and a majestic citadel.

In the evening at 8 p.m. we depart for Moscow from that most glorious railroad station, Rostov, to the blared sounds of a march. Curtain.

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Day 1. Saturday, March 14th

Meet at Moscow’s Yaroslavl Railroad Station at 7 a.m. and at 7:35 cheerily take the Moscow-Yaroslavl train. It takes 3 hours 16 minutes to get there – enough to get to know each other, discuss photography and other things (in whisper in case some of us want to sleep it through) and arrive nice and early to Yaroslavl. A shuttle will be waiting to take us to the hotel. After checking in we’ll rest up a bit, then set out on an exciting photo trip with a break for dinner. In the evening – supper, then the most intrepid can go sample Yaroslavl’s disco bars that Petr Lovigin so praises and hope for unique photos and impressions.

Day 2. Sunday, March 15th

We’ll assemble again at breakfast, share impressions from yesterday. Check out, get on a comfortable shuttle and drive out to Rostov, 40 km away. In Rostov we’ll tour the unique places Lovigin describes, take a few more pictures and head for the railroad station. The train to Moscow departs at 8:15, in 2 hours and 38 minutes we’ll be back at the Yaroslavl Railroad Station.

Pictures will be reviewed and discussed separately: come gather on the 16th at 7:30 p.m. Address: creative lab Sreda, 7 Bryanskaya Street, room 403.

Useful information

Make sure to bring convenient and warm clothes and shoes on this trip – there will be a lot of walking. The cost of Moscow-Yaroslvavl and Rostov-Moscow tickets and all shuttle trips are included in the trip’s price.