Artist Talk: Sasha Vasiljev

  • Washington Studio School 2129 S St NW Washington, DC, 20008 United States

Spring in Black and White: Photography Exhibition by Sasha Vasiljev

November 4-November 29 at the Washington Studio School
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10-4pm (weekends appointment only)
Opening reception: Friday, Nov 7, 6-8pm.
Gallery talk: Thursday, Nov 20, 6pm.

In partnership with FotoWeek DC, the Washington Studio School presents “Spring in Black and White” by photographer Alexander Vasiljev: An uncommon detailed view of common spring flowers. 

“WHETHER IT IS A BLOOM OF A MINIATURE FORGET-ME-NOT OR A SUBSTANTIAL PEONY, THESE IMAGES EXHIBIT STRIKING DETAILS, OFFERING AN UNCOMMON VIEW OF COMMON SPRING FLOWERS.”

Award winning photographer Alexander (Sasha) Vasiljev is co-director of Nature & Photography Tours, a boutique tour company specializing in nature, culture and photography eco-travel in Central, South America and Nepal. In addition, Vasiljev independently teaches classes and workshops for individuals and groups.

Vasiljev began studying fine art, but ultimately received his degree in biology with a major in botany. He went on to curate 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 Russian landscape photographer, Boris Mashkov.

Since immigrating to the United States in 1993, Vasiljev’s work has been exhibited in galleries and is part of many private collections worldwide. 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 and has been published in the following magazines: Audubon, Home & Décor (Thailand), Nature’s Best Photography, Photo+ (S. Korea), Fine Gardening, Washingtonian, Orchids, Ecuador Infinito (Ecuador).

Vasiljev works in conceptual, fine art, portraiture, wildlife and commercial photography. His studio is located in Dupont Circle, Washington DC.