About us

An unusual photo gallery was opened in the very heart of St Petersburg, Russia (in the “golden triangle”) on the 14th July 2015. There is a laboratory of analog photo printing and a photos design and decoration workroom under the same roof with a photo salon. The darkroom has the most modern equipment in Russia, and, probably in Europe. The aim of the gallery founders is to turn it into a club, a meeting point of photo amateurs and professional. Art of Foto's plans includes exhibitions, auctions, lectures, meetings, and practical seminars. The gallery framing studio has up-dated equipment for photos decoration and archival protection. It has vacuum Hot Press for mounting a photographs on different bases including acid-free museum cotton paperboards, which is also used for cutting passe-partouts. The laboratory is equipped with three photographic enlargers (up to 8×10” format negatives) and the latest devices in the sphere of films development and silver printing by Heiland electronic, RH Designs and Kienzle phototechnic. John Wimberley, Ansel Adams, and Brett Weston make the major part of the gallery exposition. All the works are gelatin-silver author printing.

Past exhibitions:

John Wimberley, Ansel Adams, Brett Weston – Classics of American Landsape Photography

Sergey Leontiev – A Love Affair with the Theater

John R. Pepper – Rome, 1969

Yury Oprya – Northern light

Arthur Fontaine, Louis Suquet, Aleksey Vasiliev, Maksim Dmitriev – An exhibition of historical photographs of The Volga River – La Volga

Valentin Samarin – Ballet of Valentin Samarin

Vadim Levin, Igor Smolnikov, Roman Zemlyachev – Saint-Petersburg. A Glance from Below

Ljalja Kuznetsova – My roads

Dmitriy Provotorov – Seashore 2.0

Emil Gataullin – Towards the Horizon


Past exhibitions and events in other galleries:

Fotografie aus St. Petersburg  — 2014, Wezlar, Germany

Fotografie aus St. Petersburg – 2016, Hanau, Germany

Moscow Photographic Salon – 2013, 2016, Moscow, Russia

Photo Vintage – 2016, Paris, France

Vadim Levin – Impressions of Iceland, 2015, London, UK

France. Provence – 2018, Provence, France

Art collection d'argent  – 2018, Provence, France


Anton Ivanov — art director

Yury Oprya — director of development

Daria Oprya — public relations

Vadim Levin — large format photographer

Roman Zemlyachev — large format laboratory assistant

Alexander Fedoseev — black and white film development and printing

Tony Smug AKA Anton Smuglienko — colour development and scan

Iuliia Lysenkova — coordinator