Introducing Misha Maslennikov — an active member of NCU since the first year of formation of the association of independent documentary photographers. Having received an art and architectural education in the 80s, he only picked up a camera for the first time in the early noughties, when he turned 40. At that time, Misha received theological education and travelled extensively in the Russian countryside. Along with his love for the way of life of people in hard-to-reach places came a love for photography and documenting the existential existence of the characters in his stories.

Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Kolodozero: Call of the Heart  

Misha’s first series on the NCU Kolodozero: Call of the Heart, is a replica to the drastic changes in the life of the Karelian village of Pogost, previously filmed by his friends and colleagues. The heroes of Maslennikov’s story are enthusiasts reviving a provincial northern village, working together to build a wooden church to replace the destroyed one, using the original drawings that have been preserved, and creating the conditions for a new life for both the locals and all those who are not indifferent to the fate of the village and who have come from megacities.

Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

events

Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Tatiana Plotnikova

Please welcome our new NCU member. Tatiana Plotnikova was born in Leningrad, USSR (now St Petersburg, Russia). She...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Kristof Huf

Please welcome our new NCU member. Kristof Huf was born in 1971 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Based in Munich, Germany.
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Pavlos Kozalidis

Please welcome our new NCU member. Pavlos Kozalidis was born in 1961 in the port city of Piraeus in Attica. Based...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Manuel Almenares

Please welcome our new NCU member. Manuel Almenares Estrada was born in 1992 in Havana, the capital of Cuba. Based...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Paulo Nunes

Please welcome our new NCU member. Paulo Nunes was born in 1977 in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Based in Lisbon,...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Ragnar Axelsson

Please welcome our new NCU member. Ragnar Guðni Axelsson, also known as RAX was born in 1958 in Reykjavík, the...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Raúl Cañibano

Please welcome our new NCU member. Raúl Cañibano Ercilla was born in 1961 in Havana, the capital of Cuba. Based...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Dmitriy Cherba

Please welcome our new NCU member. Dmitriy Cherba was born in 1987, in the railway town of Uzlovaya, in the east...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Bielsko-Biała 2021

'The Don Steppe' 8 — 24 October, 2021 The Centre for Photography Foundation, within the framework of the 9. Foto Art...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Vitebsk 2021

'NCU is 15 years old' 23 — 27 June, 2021 Noga Creative Union presents an anniversary exhibition of documentary...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Odessa 2020

'The Thin Line' 21 August — 4 September, 2020 Noga Creative Union, within the framework of the Thin Line Photo...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Vitebsk 2020

'Odessa: Photos 1985' / 'New York before and after' 25 June — 5 July, 2020 Noga Creative Union, during the Covid-19...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Oleg Videnin

Please welcome our new NCU member. Oleg Videnin was born in 1963 in Bryansk, USSR. Based in Bryansk, Russia.
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Odessa 2020

'Odessa: Photos from 1985' 15 February — 6 March, 2020 Noga Creative Union and Paparazzi Photo Salon present...
Misha Maslennikov / New member 2006. Noga Creative Union

Odessa 2019

'India: Dreaming of Varanasi' 14 — 30 June, 2019 Noga Creative Union presents an exhibition of black and white...