Photo exhibition «Squirrel Stories» opens in Moscow parks – a special project of the Moscow City Park


In February, bright pictures of squirrels taken by park photographers and visitors will appear on the territory of 11 parks subordinated to the Metropolitan Department of Culture. The main characters of street photo exhibitions will "tell" the guests of parks of culture and recreation what and how to treat them, why they need tassels on their ears and why they do not agree with the name of their species.

фотовыставка в парках москвы
In the winter of 2022-2023, the Moscow City Park organized a special project "Squirrel Stories", in which visitors to the park territories took part. The project is dedicated to squirrels — permanent residents of parks of culture and recreation, who daily attract the attention of guests, cheer up Muscovites and get into the lenses of cameras with enviable stability.

From January 10 to January 18, in the Telegram channel "Park", the organizers collected photos of squirrels that were taken in the territories of parks of culture and recreation. The offer to share squirrel pictures caused a real stir: during the week, the organizers received more than 2 thousand photographs. It turned out that a large number of people have interesting portraits and reportage shots of squirrels, which it is impossible not to share with others!

Among all the photographs received, more than 50 of the most interesting were selected — their authors received gifts from the Moscow City Park. And ten of the brightest and highest-quality pictures of squirrels taken by park visitors formed the basis of a street exhibition, which was supplemented with photographs by photographers from the press service of Moscow parks.

The organizers accompanied the photos with interesting facts about the life of squirrels in the format of stories on behalf of charming residents of parks. The main characters of the project will ironically, jokingly and sometimes deliberately seriously share with park visitors instructions on what nuts they can be treated to, stories about the useful functions of fluffy tails and even squirrel gossip. So, the project turned out to be both entertaining and informative.