Photographers talk about creating portraits of cities and illustrate their discussion with their own works.
Faces and locations, unique events and everyday routines, producing documents: city photography does not simply capture life of cities—it is also performative. A photographer can turn what we fail to notice into an iconic image, redefine the border between the visible and the hidden, and make what was accidental typical. Two photographers of different generations will present their portraits of Moscow in the 1990s and the 2010s. Looking at two very different cities, listeners will learn how photographs can document changes in the urban environment and perhaps even influence them.