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29
September

The Story of One Photo photography exhibition opens in Astana

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The Story of One Photo photography exhibition opens in Astana - e-history.kz
The Story of One Photo photography exhibition is organised by e-history.kz in the MEGA Astana and Keruen shopping malls from 2 to 11 May 2015

It’s been a long time since the inhumane and bloody war of 1941-1945 that had brought nothing but pain, famine, death and destruction... The last shots of artillery have long ceased on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War. Today we live in a peaceful country and believe in bright future for the whole nation.

History holds sacred and remembers the feat of the Soviet soldiers, their mothers, wives and sisters. However, unfortunately, it can cruelly forget some names and destinies of those who made precious contributions to our common victory over fascism at the cost of their own lives and health. There were thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of heroes...

Almost each Kazakhstan modern family has its own old photo album which carefully keeps the memory of their loved ones and their deeds during the years of the Great Patriotic War. The yellowed photos can tell us about the life of soldiers, hardships of those who remained on the home front. They can recall the facts which we must not forget.

On 9 February 2015 e-history. kz launched the project "The story of one photo" dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Over the period of three months, Kazakhstan people have sent many photos and stories of their relatives, neighbours and acquaintances whose life was forever changed by the Great Patriotic War. We received hundreds of letters which inspired us to organise a photography exhibition. So, the unique photo-exhibition "The Story of One Photo" is a peculiar interim result of the work on collecting pictures and stories of veterans and workers on the home front.

The exhibition provides an opportunity to see faces and destinies of ordinary Kazakhstan people who fought in the Great Patriotic War, feel the fear and chill which affected the hearts of those old, women and children who stayed at the rear, and read each story...

The Story of One Photo photography exhibition opens on 2 May 2015 at 2 p. m. The opening ceremony will be accompanied by a concert (MEGA Astana shopping mall) where all visitors can hear the most famous and favourite songs of the war years.

The Story of One Photo photography exhibition is organised in the MEGA Astana and Keruen shopping malls and will remain there until 11 May 2015.

We express our gratitude to the MEGA Astana and Keruen shopping malls and the Kazakh National University of Arts for their assistance in organisation and carrying out the event.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Website www.e-history.kz:
kaz.ehistory@gmail.com
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