Alexander Vasiljev from series “Us Animals”
In reviewing a number of the exhibits prior to going on site for Fotoweek DC, we came across one exhibit: "Awaiting the Tritons" – Watergate Gallery, 2552 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, DC through November 30.
While visiting the artist’s website we came across some great monochrome work.
Award winning photographer Alexander (Sasha) Vasiljev began studying to be a fine artist but ultimately received his degree in biology with a major in botany. He curated and worked with major tropical orchid collections in Ukraine, Russia and the United States. While living in Moscow, he had the opportunity to study photography under the mentorship of distinguished landscape photographer, Boris Mashkov. Vasiljev’s own photographs soon appeared in various publications worldwide.
Since immigrating to the United States Vasiljev’s work has been exhibited in galleries and is included in many private collections. He is currently represented by MDH Fine Arts (New York, NY); Watergate Gallery (Washington, DC); Detail Gallery (Rehoboth Beach, DE). Several of his photographs are now part of the permanent collection at the Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica in Washington, DC. His work has also been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Take time to visit “Sacha’s” website for some exciting images: Alexander Vasiljev