A dialogue between the older and the younger generations
In 2016, internationally renowned photographer Florian Groehn visited the House of War and Labor Veterans No. 1 in Pavlovsk to create a series of portraits of its inhabitants — participants in the Second World War, workers and residents of besieged Leningrad. The photo shoot, organized by a Russian radio journalist Anna Timofeeva, was the starting point for a dialogue between the older and the younger generations. The first meeting was followed by the second one — thus The Bridge project came into being, the main purpose of which was to preserve this invaluable experience of exchanging opinions, interests, and thoughts.
An interactive exhibition includes photographs, film, and audio recordings. In addition, the project has become a kind of social experiment. The heroes, many of whom are now from eighty to a hundred years old, wrote down the questions they would like to ask today’s twenty- or thirty-year-olds. At the exhibition, one could leave his or her answers to these questions, as well as get acquainted with the replies of others. So, with the help of new technologies, a dialogue between generations continues.
Curator of the project Anna Timofeeva
Born 1974 in Juelich, Germany
1996–1999 Diploma of Photography (Queensland college of art, Brisbane, Australia)
1998–2001 Photographers’ assistant (Australia)
From 2001 on Self-employed as freelance photographer (Germany & Australia)
1999 Arnhem Land group exhibition at QCA Brisbane, Australia
2014 SLAP photography exhibition at Somos Gallery in Berlin, Germany
2015 This Time It’s Personal group exhibition at Sun Studios, Sydney, Australia
1999 Arnhem Land (documentary portraits), Northern Territory, Australia
2013–2014 The Highlanders (documentary portraits). Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
2016 The Walrus Club (documentary series), St Petersburg, Russia
2016–2017 Architecture Project on Soviet and Post-Soviet Architecture in Russia and Georgia