National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus

"100 houses in Pärnu" exhibition

  • 20.07.2018

July 20, 2018. The National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus opens the "100 houses in Pärnu" exhibition by the famous Estonian photographer and illustrator Andres Adamson. The exposition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

Number "100" wasn't chosen accidentally. The "100 houses in Pärnu" exhibition project consists of 100 author's photos. These photos show daily life in the Estonian city of Pärnu, 100 years after the declaration of independence. The shooting took place from March to September 2017. 100 years later, this exposition will be an interesting historical document.

"When I saw pictures of the houses of the past, I was curious what kind of furniture they had there, how these people looked, what they wore, and what was on their fireplace. Each photo is a story, a memory, a mean, that helps us not to lapse into oblivion. Today everyone can easily photograph everything, but this simplicity doesn't guarantee that the photos will be seen after a decade or even a century. Only paper can ensure it",– says the author.

Andres Adamson is a designer, illustrator, photographer, educator. Winner of many awards for the best photographs, author of numerous book illustrations, among which "The Academy of Sciences – the collective mind of Estonia", "Letters to the daughter" Dagmar Lamp, etc. In December 2017 he was awarded the title "Man year of the city of Pärnu " for his project "100 houses in Pärnu".

The exhibition is organized with the support of the Pärnu Museum and the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the Republic of Belarus.

National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus

Minsk, Karl Marx str., 12

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