The Art of Foto Project was founded at the beginning of 2011.  The

idea behind it is to preserve Russia’s photographic heritage and, at

the same time, to support contemporary analogue photography, and to

help it develop, both artistically and technologically.


The Art of Foto Gallery is a collection of photographs that have

historical and artistic value.  At the moment, we have works by such

well-known masters as Valery Plotnikov, Boris Smelov, Alexander

Kitaev, Leonid Bogdanov, Valentin Samarin, John Wimberly, Robert

Doisneau and others.

The primary goal of the gallery is to promote talented Russian

photographers, both at home and abroad.  We actively support

photographers in St. Petersburg and Moscow whose works are sure to be

added to the artistic heritage of Russia. Members of the Art of Foto

Artists’ Union organize annual exhibitions of hand printed black and

white photographs in Russia and Europe with the aim of creating a

positive image of traditional and contemporary Russian photography

among connoisseurs and experts throughout the world.



Saint Petersburg

Bolshaya Konyushennaya 1

Hours:  Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Admission is free