Featured Artist Valeriy Klamm

Russian artist Valeriy Klamm’s photography captures the essence of the Siberian countryside and the people who live there, giving the viewer a connection with its stark beauty and the warmth of its inhabitants. See more by visiting his website.

 

"Siberian Dream" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Valeriy Klamm. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Siberian Dream” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I’m a Siberian photographer and blogger. I was born fifty-six years ago in Novosibirsk, the geographical center of Russia, and I’m still here.

 

"Myself During the Fieldwork" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Valeriy Klamm. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Myself During the Fieldwork” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I visited exotic countries while I was heading big international photo expeditions throughout Northern Asia. I finally learned that the most exiting discoveries are waiting for us nearby—sometimes right around the corner.

 

"Country Plumber" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Valeriy Klamm. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Country Plumber” Photography, Various Sizes

 

Eight years ago I launched a photo blog community devoted to the daily life of rural Russians. I titled this project “Birthmarks On the Map” (Rodinki Na Karte).

 

"Siberian Spring Maslenitza Holiday" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Valeriy Klamm. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Siberian Spring Maslenitza Holiday” Photography, Various Sizes

 

In the Russian language the word rodinka means both “a birthmark,” (a small dark dot on the skin), and “a small Motherland,” (that place on the map which people call home).

 

"In the Mom's Home" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Valeriy Klamm. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“In the Mom’s Home” Photography, Various Sizes

 

The blog was a compilation of “the stories of simple heroes in simple circumstances” from Russian regions, captured by dozens of photographers, both famous and emerging.

 

"Shaman" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Valeriy Klamm. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Shaman” Photography, Various Sizes

 

My personal focus within this theme are the Siberian provinces. These are the images I want to share with the world. They are unseen places, with untold stories which I have presented using what I refer to as “photowords” and “fototexts.”

 

"Chuya Steppe in Altay" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Valeriy Klamm. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Chuya Steppe in Altay” Photography, Various Sizes

 

What happens when nothing appears to be happening? What is written between the lines of a story? What is living life and what is just survival?

 

"Fortune Telling at Holy Trinity Day" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Valeriy Klamm. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Fortune Telling at Holy Trinity Day” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I assembled a collection of works that I titled “By The Way.” It joins the self-published photo book, the visual archive and the photo exhibition. I invite viewers to dive into a reality that most don’t have a chance to experience—to find the differences and the commonalities, to feel the warmth of the Siberian people and their daily lives and go beyond the stereotypes.

 

"In the Felt Maker's Workshop" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Valeriy Klamm. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“In the Felt Maker’s Workshop” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I would be happy to show my “By The Way” collection outside of Russia. I think it’s extremely important now, when the global agenda is getting more and more crazy.

 

"Kids in the House of Culture Christmas Night" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Valeriy Klamm. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Kids in the House of Culture Christmas Night” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I believe it can bring even a bit more of the understanding that we all need to get along with each other, despite the differences in our cultures and homelands.

 

Artist Valeriy Klamm invites you to follow his Blog.

 

 

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