Minox Photographic Exhibition – Riga, Latvia 2018
Started on January 25, 2018, the Latvian Museum of Photography in cooperation with the Latvian Designers’ Society showcased the exhibition “The World with Minox. Riga”. Photographs on exhibition were taken using the legendary Minox Riga camera.
“Minox” is a camera that has not lost its popularity to the present day starting with “Minox VEF Riga” model and up to later produced models. This camera is popular not only among photographers, but also widely used in various movies like a spy camera. This invention is the pride of Latvia, and the exhibition was included in Latvia’s Centenary celebration events program.
In the exhibition, the visitor got acquainted with the museum collection materials about the production and development of the “Minox” camera, as well as with some of Minox photographers around the world. These authors share a passion for “Minox” cameras, some of them are professional photographers who have their own photo labs and camera collections, but others take the camera only when traveling or during moments of rest.
The photographs exhibited were taken with various types of Minox cameras by several photographers. This time, they are representatives of different ages coming from different countries: Denis Ananiev (Russia), Erik Tibell (France), Julian Tanase (Romania), Luis Carvalho (France), Imants Parādnieks (Latvia), Volha Savich (Belarus), Gennady Smirnov (Russia), Maxim Aleshin (Russia), Ādolfs Irbīte (Latvia).