Artful Musing

THE ARTFUL BLOGGER: Four female photographers from Ottawa conquered Moscow, and here’s what they have to show for it

By Paul Gessell

City Hall, Moscow, 2012. Photo by Leslie Hossack.

There is one thing I really, really want for Christmas: Moscow City Hall.

I’m not referring to the actual building but the cunningly surreal photograph of the structure by Ottawa photographer Leslie Hossack. The photo is part of a smart new show that opened Dec. 13, entitled Moscow Evidence, at Michael Gennis Gallery. The exhibition is by four local women photographers who collectively go by the name Studio 255.

Hossack’s work is definitely my favourite. First, she photographed some splendid examples of Stalinist architecture in Moscow. They include city hall, the Bolshoi Theatre, a swimming stadium, and other familiar Moscow landmarks. (more…)