National Geographic Russia and National Geographic Traveler magazines acted as informational partners to Fotoforum 2009 – the 9th International Exhibition of Amateur and Professional Photographs and Videos – held from April 9 to 12 at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center.
The National Geographic stand was set up for the event and, as usual, attracted a great deal of attention from professional and amateur photographers. In addition to having an opportunity to peruse the latest issues of the magazines and talk with representatives of the publications, an entertaining program awaited guests.
National Geographic prepared a colorful and informational show in cooperation with its partner – the Moscow Museum of Nomadic Culture. The stand was designed in the style of a Mongolian yurt, with real household and interior items used by nomads. Guests could listen to the authentic sounds of Mongolian tambourines and Jew’s harps, watch a ritual dance of the people of the North and listen to unique throat singing. A traditional Mongolian drink was also prepared – sun tea with milk. After listening to an interesting story about the history of that tea and the rituals for preparing and serving it, exhibition guests could taste the unusual drink. Guests could also become initiated into the culture of nomadic peoples by playing a game of yacht and trying on Mongolian national costumes.
All guests could purchase their favorite magazine at a special price throughout the duration of the exhibition.