Painters of Vitebsk

Artist – a magician, a big heart. It retrieves beauty finds freshness in all subordinates element.

Marc Chagall

Vitebsk Regional Library

Named After V. I. Lenin




Bazan Vladimir Sergeevich (21.10.1953, Unecha, Bryansk region, Russia), Belarussian photographer, photojournalist. He graduated from Art and Graphic Department of Vitebsk Pedagogical Institute (1978). Since 1980 to 1990 he worked as a photographer, reporter, executive secretary of the local newspaper «Builder» in Vitebsk. Since 1990 to 2007 he was a chief editor, designer and press photographer of the newspaper «Vitebsk Courier». Besides he was a chief editor of a special issue of the newspaper, devoted to the first Chagall's days in Vitebsk (1991). In the mid of 80s he was in charge of Vitebsk photo club «Vitba». He lives in France.

The use of original compositions, the careful selection of full-scale material, the excellence of workmanship are inherent in the pictures of Vladimir Bazan.

Reporting, journalistic and genre photo occupies the leading place in his creative work. Among his major works are: series «Think, guy!» (1982–2005), «The Holiday in the Orthodox Church» (1988), «Armenia. December. 1988», «Pioneer Camp» (1989), «Signs» (1989), «Chernobyl Still Life» (1996), «Paris! Paris! I do not want to go home!» (2001–2007).

The photos were published in the magazines «Soviet photo», «Light», «Theatre», as well as in editions «New Russian Word», «Komsomolskaya Pravda», «The Banner of Youth», «Vitebsk Courier».

Bazan is the author of the photo albums «Vitebsk» (2004, 2006), «Nienburg» (2007), «Vitebsk» with the co-author A. Glebov (2007), the book «Marc Chagall and Vitebsk» with the co-authors L. Khmelnitskaya and A. Vyshkaya (2007).



Цыбульский, М. Л. Базан Владимир Сергеевич / М. Л. Цыбульский // Регионы Беларуси : энцикл. : в 7 т. / редкол.: Т. В. Белова (гл. ред.) [и др.]. — Мн. : Беларус. Энцыкл. імя П. Броўкі, 2010. — Т. 2 : Витебская область. Кн. 1. — С. 31.



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