I had booked an exhibition space at Nokia Concert Hall but the planned event was cancelled. So I thought about replacing it with something else and as I was marketing photographers a quick idea for an international exhibition, called “A photographer’s business card 2012”, was born. The exhibition was opened 2 weeks after I got the idea.
34 photographers took part in the exhibition. Among them an Iranian film director, Ali Sattarpour, who has lived in Paris for 30 years;
Flavia Raddavero, a fashion photographer from Argentina who lives in France; son of the famous photographer Ray Massey – renowned photo retoucher and photographer Jean-Michel Massey; Jethro Massey, a filmmaker living alternately in Paris and in London; well-known French fashion and portrait photographer Michaël Guichard; well-known Portuguese fashion photographer Nuno Palha; internationally recognized alpinist-photographer Jaan Künnap; well-known photographer-artist Mats Õun; Erik Peinar, the photographer of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the President and Government of Estonia; internationally renowned panoramic master-photographer Andrew Bodrov; hobby Photographer from the Philippines, Lynold Sajonia.
The media reflected this as an unprecedented photo exhibition in Estonia. Estonia’s well-known, unknown and enthusiasts were at the exhibition with the words well-known professionals and the level and themes of the works were from wall-to-wall. The exhibition was opened by the vice-president of Riigikogu, Laine Randjärv. The French lawyer Thierry Vallat and art experts Märten Kross and Liina Siib also stepped up.
Finnish, British, Greek, French embassies – ambassadors with spouses and special forces also participated in the opening of the exhibition.
The rapid birth of an international photo exhibition was facilitated by the owners – artists, of Silicon Laboratory (don’t wish their name to be published) and the French lawyer Thierry Vallat – who organized the works of their partner-photographers for the exhibition “Photographer’s Business Card 2012”.
In addition to the Nokia Concert Hall, the exhibition was also shown, with a smaller amount of exhibits, in the Stockmann department store and Pärnu Concert Hall.
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