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Kamil Chutuev’s retrospective opens in Theater of Poetry

16 May 2018 17:29 Posted in:  CULTURE
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Makhachkala, May 16, 2018. Kamil Chutuev’s retrospective photoart exhibition has opened May 15 in the gallery of the Poetry Theater. This is the part of a large photo project first presented by the History Museum of Makhachkala in 2014 dated to the 75th anniversary of the master.

The exhibition features more than 50 photographs created by the master in the 1960-1990s. "Kamil Chutuev's photographs, so vividly and believably conveying the events of the past century, displays the diversity of amazing Dagestan. Every attempt to enhance the understanding of Chutuev’s works is always an occasion for pride and recognition of love for the native land" - the curator of the exhibition, the director of the History Museum Zarema Dadayevs said.

In Chutuev’s opinion the photoart became his life's mission. "I ve been engaged in photography for over 50 years. It is my opportunity to show people good, beautiful, unusual, eternal, hidden and obvious things. I try to capture the natural beauty of our people living in the highlands. And, finally, this is the unique severe beauty of our nature" - Chutuev is quoted saying.

The exhibition will last till June 13.

Note, Chutuev was born in 1937 in the village of Kumukh. The photographer’s father Amin Chutuev is the first photojournalist in Dagestan, whose photographs captured Dagestan in 1920-1960's. Kamil Chutuev get his first camera in the early school years. Now he is the author of more than one and a half dozen photo albums created by the regional and federal publishing houses, the participant of numerous exhibitions of various scale and the laureate of republican contests.

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