The Foundation of Cultural and Informational Projects FotoDepartament is a Saint-Petersburg based independent non-profit organization with a focus on contemporary photography.
It was established in 2006 by photographer and curator Olga Korsunova, art-manager and photo critic Nadya Sheremetova, and art historian Elena Zyrianova. Previously, all initiators were involved in organizations as Foundation Saint-Petersburg Photo Workshops and The State Centre of Photography ROSPHOTO.
FotoDepartament is a non-profit platform that represents its own interests being independent in its aims, decisions and choices. Promoting foreign photography practices in Russia as well as promoting Russian photography locally and abroad, FotoDepartament combines the activities of several different initiatives. The Foundation organizes exhibition, educational, informational and other large-scale projects on contemporary photography.