EN+ Launches Photo Exhibition by Buryat Photographers on Lake Baikal – "Dalai/Sea"

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february, 2024

A photography exhibition dedicated to Lake Baikal opened at the "Zaluu" Center for Contemporary Art in the city of Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia. As part of the project, EN+ and the "Baikal Without Plastic" association supported local talented individuals in the field of culture and art. The jury of the project, which included Tatiana Boronoyeva, Director of the National Museum of Buryatia, art historian, Tatiana Mantatova, Deputy of the People's Khural of the Republic of Buryatia, Maria Solovyova, multimedia producer of the Kommersant Publishing House, and representatives of En+, selected the best works, which are united in a single art project - "Dalai/More". The exhibition features 50 photographs by five local artists who received grants from the company. The project was open to participation for any resident of Buryatia whose works are dedicated to the world's deepest lake.

Alexey Tsydenov, Head of the Republic of Buryatia, said: "I would like to thank En+ for the efforts they are making. And first of all, in protecting Lake Baikal. We know and understand that the lake is our posterity's must for our descendants. Everything that relates to our sacred and great lake needs a very special approach. I invite everyone to visit the exhibition and be energised by Baikal".

Project Curator Amgalan Rinchiné explained: "The main idea of the project was to explore the phenomenon of the unique natural ecosystem of Lake Baikal and the people connected to it. Through this exhibition, we aim to emphasize the importance of preserving the cultural and natural heritage through artistic concepts. This can be achieved through direct communication with residents of the Baikal region and through the artistic representation of Lake Baikal not only as a geographical and tourist destination but also as a place with local context and exceptional value, requiring society's careful attention."

The exhibition will remain open in Ulan-Ude until February 28, 2024. It is planned that residents of other cities where EN+ operates will have the opportunity to see the "Dalai/Sea" exhibition throughout the year.

EN+ is the largest industrial company in the Baikal region. For over 20 years, the company has been implementing comprehensive programs for the preservation and protection of the Baikal ecosystem, conducting regular environmental initiatives, and grant competitions.

In 2022, EN+ initiated the establishment of the "Baikal Without Plastic" Association, bringing together dozens of organizations to reduce plastic pollution in the lake. With the participation of EN+, the region hosts the annual open-air festival "Ballet on Baikal. Buryatia."

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