Louvre Opens Photo Exhibition ‘Marvels of Kazakhstan’

ASTANA – A photo exhibition showcasing picturesque photography from Kazakhstan opened in Paris, at Carrousel du Louvre on May 9 and will be ongoing until June 9.

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A total of 26 three-by-two-point-four-metre photographs are now hanging at the exhibition, which was organised with the help of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in France and the Astana EXPO 2017 national company to promote country’s tourism in the run up to the international exhibition in Astana next year.

“These landscapes are truly enchanting. I want to go there as soon as possible,” Chairperson of the municipal committee of culture of the mayor’s office for Paris’s 1st Arrondissement Carla Arigoni said at the opening of the exhibit, as quoted by Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry.

“This is a real joy for the participating photographers, I am really glad that more people will discover Kazakhstan,” said Maxim Zolotukhin, a well-known photographer from Almaty.

One of Zolotukhin’s works was selected by the French publication Le Figaro to be portrayed at the Louvre.

Visitors of the exhibit are taking part in the #WelcomeToKZ contest with the winner getting a return trip to Astana from Paris and a three night stay in the Kazakh capital and a visit to the Astana EXPO next year.

Carrousel du Louvre is visited by more than 1.5 million people a month.

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