The Golden Turtle Wildlife Festival to be open in Moscow at the end of October
From October 28 to December 10, 2023, the International Wildlife Festival “Golden Turtle” will traditionally be held in Moscow. According to the organizers, this is the largest educational project aimed at preserving nature and changing the environmental consciousness and behavior of people through art and love for nature.
The festival will take place on the territory of the exhibition halls of the Union of Artists of Russia (Krymsky Val St., 10, West Wing of the New Tretyakov Gallery).
“On an area of more than 3000 sq.m. More than 400 of the best works will be presented - finalists of the creative wildlife competition The Golden Turtle, in which 4,217 authors from more than 100 countries took part in 2023, with a total of 15,067 works received for the competition. Visitors will be able to admire the photographs of world photography stars - unique images of wild nature, see its beauty, fragility and perfection,” the organizers reported on the festival website.
Due to popular demand, this year the festival will last 2 weeks longer, and the content of the exposition will become more intense and technologically advanced.
Immersive technologies will be used for the first time in the design of the Golden Turtle exhibition.
“For a deeper perception of the image of wild nature, the thematic halls are supplemented with modern digital and multimedia solutions, natural sound effects (sound design) and specially created light aromatic compositions that convey the natural image captured in photographs (aroma design),” said the organizers.
A separate exhibition hall is dedicated to the wild nature of Moscow, in which visitors will be able to see the biodiversity of the metropolis, images of its wild nature - rare animals, plants, birds.
For blind and visually impaired people, a special exhibition of photographic works was organized, which were made using 3D tactile printing technology.
In addition, lectures and master classes, creative meetings and film screenings will be organized for visitors.
“In total, the environmental education program includes more than 500 events, speeches from over 80 speakers, including world-famous photographers, experts in the field of ecology, zoologists, biologists, representatives of protected areas from all over the country and, of course, from Moscow,” said the head of the Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resources Moscow environmental protection Anton Kulbachevsky, whose words are given on the festival website.
“In the modern world, where everything is rapidly changing, it is very important that our basic values remain the same - spirituality, kindness, a humane attitude towards ourselves, each other and the world around us. And wild nature is just an ideal example of amazing harmony, balance and fragile balance,” said Andrei Sukhinin, president of the international environmental education platform “Golden Turtle”.
At the festival you will be able to see the exhibition “Reserved Russia”, presenting unique images and the unique landscape of the country. There will also be an educational series of thematic events dedicated to specially protected natural areas of Russia, where experts from the reserve system will talk about the scientific, environmental and tourism activities of the country’s reserves and national parks.
“An audience of beginners and experienced photographers will be interested in the nuances of shooting, meetings with authors, educational master classes and open lessons on the peculiarities of wildlife photography and modern photographic equipment,” noted the organizers.
In addition, an educational program has been prepared that will introduce guests to the basics of environmental behavior, information about nature conservation and the use of natural resources.
The Golden Turtle festival has existed for 17 years. During this time, more than 183 thousand works from 33 thousand professional photographers from 152 countries took part in it. The project is one of the TOP-2 wildlife photography competitions in the world; last year it set a record in terms of attendance - more than 33 thousand guests.
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