A photographer from New York, Zhenya Fridlyand, will present his first personal project called "Entrance to Our Valley" for the first time in August 2017 at the Shcherbenko Art Center. The first week of the exhibition the photo-artist will stay in Kiev at the invitation of the School of Photography of Victor Marushchenko and the Photo Club 5.6 to conduct intensive "Photobooks design" course.

Zhenya Fridlyand will show black and white photographs at the "Entrance to Our Valley" exhibition, included in the eponymous book-album, which was a great success at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair in the year 2017. The series describes the farming life in America of immigrant families from the USSR, who still manage to lead a city life on weekends. Zhenya wants to show the feelings of a person who often changes the environment of his habitat, but who carries the dream of a settled life. These feelings are close to many Ukrainians who are forced to resort to external or internal migration. Each of them has its own unique story, but there is always something in common; something that only real art can display.

Zhenya Fridlyand was born in Moscow, then she emigrated to the United States in 1989. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she moved to Paris, where she studied photography at Center Iris and the University of Paris VIII, and in 2016 received a Master of Arts in Photography from Hartford University, USA. Participated in group exhibitions in Galería L, Havana, Cuba; Baxter Street at CCNY and the International Center of Photography, New York, USA; Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, USA; Kominek Gallery, Berlin, Germany. At the moment she lives and works in New York.

Scherbenko Art Center was founded by gallery owner and curator Marina Scherbenko in 2012. The center's task is to create opportunities for dialogue between the representatives of the art world and a wide audience. The center is engaged in exhibition activity, and also acts as a platform for conducting lectures, round tables, master classes with leading masters of contemporary art of Ukraine and other countries around the world.

The photography school of Victor Marushchenko was founded in 2004 and is one of the most famous in Ukraine. The photo school uses the author's methodology of Victor Marushchenko, as well as the methodology of some educational institutions in Germany and the United States. Victor Marushchenko is a famous Ukrainian photographer, participant of more than 60 personal and group photo exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany, France, USA, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine. He was also participated at the Biennial in Venice (2001), and Sao Paulo (2004). The photography school of Victor Marushchenko is the founder of 5.6 magazine about photography, as well as5.6 Store gallery.