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Photo exhibition in Mogilev invites us to experience colourful trade fairs of Europe

Photo exhibition in Mogilev invites us to experience colourful trade fairs of Europe

Until early February, Mogilev’s Folk Museum is hosting a photo exhibition by young Dmitry Shemetkov, who has shot colourful festivals and trade fairs over the past three years, in Berlin, Cologne, Essen, Oslo, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, Trakai, Minsk and elsewhere. Over 40 photographs are on show, capturing the emotion, movement and positive energy of the events, as well as the atmosphere of freedom and creativity.

Dmitry Shemetkov’s exhibition
Dmitry Shemetkov’s exhibition

Each picture is accompanied by a short description, explaining such festivals as the ‘bathroom regatta’ and ‘the burial of the cod’, a holiday of snow and the world championship in pyrotechnics, a parade of torches, and an onion fest. Such events bring together dozens of thousands of tourists to their host cities.

The photos depict local customs and national costumes, as well as traditional household items, utensils, the technology of cooking and the decoration of dishes.

Dmitry Shemetkov was born in Zhodino and graduated from the Belarusian State University’s Biological Department. He works as a geneticist at the Scientific Research Centre, at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. He has been keen on photography since 2007 and has won various regional and international photo contests.

By Sergey Kulyagin
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