The Anniversary Exhibition of the photographer Vitaly Rudchenko is dedicated to architectural monuments in two provinces (Upper Volga-Kostroma and Yaroslavl) that have extraordinary wealth and diversity of cultural heritage.
The photographs are selected from the vast archive that has been composed in almost half a century when V. Rudchenko studied architecture monuments of Russian provinces. The majority of photos were made in 1970–1990s. Many of village churches represented by photos are abandoned, their splendid iconostases disappeared, and the estates did not survive to the present. Photos by V. Rudchenko are the only priceless evidence of the existence of these buildings.
Vitaly Rudchenko (born in 1949 in Kiev) is an art historian, graduated from the Moscow State University. His acquaintance with the great scientist, architect and restorer Peter Baranovsky has influenced to choose the profession.