Photo studio RVR was founded by a small group of amateur photographers in 1972 in the club of the Riga train building plant (RVR). At first, the team consisted of 11 people, but within couple of years, the photo group turned into a full-fledged Studio. Active educational activities and exhibitions took place at its premises.
In the late 1990s, the VEF Culture Palace took the photo Studio under its wing, which opened the possibility of hosting photo exhibitions in the magnificent premises of the Palace. The Department of culture of the Riga City Council also provided significant support.
Over the years the composition of the Studio has changed many times, a two and a half thousand people have joined the RVR Studio, many of whom have become professionals, well-known photographers.
Currently, about 40 people are actively participating in the studio; they create exhibitions, photo plein-airs, creative competitions, as well as various workshops.
From the day the Studio was founded up until his death in 2005, it was headed by Leons Linis.
Since 2005 and to this day, the head of photo studio RVR is Anatoly Solodovnikov.