About the founder

Natalia Grigorieva-Litvinskaya

Collector, founder, and chief curator of the Lumiere Gallery

In 2001, she founded the Lumiere Gallery at the Central House of Artists. It was the first Russian gallery devoted to the art of photography. In 2008, she launched an independent publishing project, the first book of which was An Anthology of Russian Photography of the 20th Century, dedicated to the art of Soviet photography in the thaw era. In recent years, the publisher has printed 12 books. In 2010, she opened the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography at Red October, a museum and exhibition site specializing in the art of photography of the 20th-21st centuries, including the American, European, and Soviet schools of photography. Over the course of 10 years, the Center has organized and held 160 exhibitions, including the Photobookfest festival.

In 2015-2016, she was a portfolio reviewer at the Lianzhou Foto Festival 2015 and FotoFest Houston 2016. In 2016, she became the curator of a private collection of fashion photography of the 20th-21st centuries, the Still Art Foundation. In 2017, she founded the festival of contemporary photography and photobooks PHOTOBOOKFEST—an international event aimed at supporting and developing the book industry in the field of photographic art. In 2020, she opened a new space for the Lumiere Gallery in Polyanka to work with collectors. She launched the Lumiere Club, an educational project for all connoisseurs of photographic art.

Over 20 years of working professionally in the exhibition industry, she has organized and conducted more than 40 projects at host venues in Russia and abroad, and more than 200 exhibitions at her own spaces in the Lumiere Gallery and the Center for Photography at Red October.

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