The Lumiere Gallery, founded in 2001 by Natalia Grigorieva-Litvinskaya, specializes in the art of photography. In the spring of 2021, a new gallery space opened in a 19th-century mansion on Bolshaya Polyanka in Moscow.
The gallery presents vintage, late and modern prints of limited edition Russian authors, as well as classics of Russian photography, including Boris Ignatovich, a follower of the constructivist trend, and Arkady Shaikhet, a master of reportage, Nahum Granovsky, a chronicler of Moscow, Vladimir Lagrange, a singer of the thaw era, and many others.
Being for many years a participant in the international photographic market, the gallery has established strong ties with photographers and foundations, thanks to which the best examples of outstanding masters of European and American photography can be found in the gallery: Elliott Erwitt, William Klein, Sheila Metzner, Steve Shapiro, Greg Gorman, Patrick and Victor Demarchelier, Melvin Sokolsky and others. The gallery actively works with young, but already established authors, such as Laurent Scheer, Rob Woodcox, Paul Bruns.
During its existence, the gallery has organized more than 200 exhibitions, published 11 author's monographs devoted to the Soviet period in photography. Since 2005, the gallery has been consulting and curating private and corporate collections of Russian, European, and American photography of the XX and XXI centuries. Exhibition projects organized by the curators of the Gallery are successfully implemented by third-party exhibition venues in Russia.
Artists represented at Cosmoscow 2023: Laurent Scheer, Jean-Marie Perrier, Jeremy Lenoir.