The Art of Foto Project was founded at the beginning of 2011. The idea behind the gallery is to preserve Russia’s photographic heritage and, at the same time, to support contemporary analogue photography, as well as to help it to 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 produced by well-known masters such as Valery Plotnikov, Boris Smelov, John Sexton, 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 likely 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 aiming at creating a positive image of traditional and contemporary Russian photography among connoisseurs and experts worlwide.


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



Saint Petersburg

Bolshaya Konyushennaya 1

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

Admission is free