Soviet Photography

1920's - 1930's
In the 1920s artists were intoxicated by the ideas of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and believed the new era required new media and mass production. Deviating from the straightforward reportage photographers began to experiment with photomontage, constructivist compositions, unconventional framing, tilted views, and close-ups. read more...

Socialist Realism (1930s-1950s)
Socialist realist photography is a unique phenomenon in the history of world photography. It produced incomparably powerful symbolism and new mythology, glorifying achievements of the new Soviet state and idealizing the socialist lifestyle. read more...

World War II
Soviet WW II photography (1941 -1945) occupies a special place in world photography. For four years a large team of professionals was assigned to visually document a subject of previously unimagined scale, one that linked catastrophic events affecting millions of people on enormous expanses of territory - from the North Ice Ocean to the Caucasus, and from the Volga River to Berlin. read more...

Soviet Photography Artists
Max Alpert (1899   - 1980)
Nikolai Andreyev (1882   - 1947)
Dmitri Baltermants (1912   - 1990)
Lev Borodulin (1923   - )
Viktor Bulla (1883   - 1938)
Yuri Eremin (1881   - 1941)
Dimitri Ermakov (1846   - 1915)
Emmanuil Evzerikhin (1911   - 1984)
Semyon Fridlyand (1905   - 1964)
Naum Granovsky (1898   - 1971)
Alexander Grinberg (1885   - 1979)
Boris Ignatovich (1899   - 1976)
Sergey Ivanov - Alliluev (1891   - 1979)
Yakov Khalip (1908   - 1980)
Valentina Kulagina (1902   - 1987)
Olga Lander (1909   - 1996)
Georgy Lipskerov (1896   - 1977)
Sergey Lobovikov (1870   - 1941)
Mark Markov-Grinberg (1907   - 2006)
George Mysse (   - )
Moisei Nappelbaum (1869   - 1958)
Max Penson (1893   - 1959)
Nikolai Petrov (1876   - 1940)
Mikhail Prekhner (1911   - 1941)
Alexander Rodchenko (1891   - 1956)
Victor Ruikovich (1907   - 2003)
Ivan Shagin (1904   - 1982)
Arkady Shaikhet (1898   - 1959)
Sergey Shimansky (1898   - 1972)
Arkady Shishkin (1899   - 1985)
Mikhail Tarkhanov (1888   - 1962)
A. Tsoukker (   - )
Vasily Ulitin (1888   - 1976)
WW II Unknown (1900   - )
Unknown (   - )
M. Vitoukhnovsky (   - )
Georgy Zelma (1906   - 1984)
Alexander Zhitomirsky (1908   - 1993)