This summer saw the passing of Sergei Chilikov, an outstanding photographer who has made a considerable contribution to Russian photography. A candidate of philosophical sciences and the author of three brilliant books on philosophy, he organised photography festivals in Cheboksary and Yoshkar-Ola between 1981 and 1992. These festivals became a very important factor in the development of Russian photography. The museum, whose collection includes some 700 images by Sergei Chilikov, has actively collaborated with the artist since 2000, exhibiting his work both in Russia and abroad. Chilikov came to photography in the second half of the 1970s, during the Brezhnev...
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