In his native Mississippi, the black American Frederick Thomas only found discrimination, but in Tsarist Russia, he became rich and successful as the owner of Moscow’s most popular night clubs. He fathered five Russian children and became a Russian citizen. He planned to stay in Russia, but the Revolution forced Thomas to think twice.
Renowned American photographer Peter Turnley is famous for catching moments in human life. The street photography he took while in the USSR during the late 1980s-early 1990s is a great chronicle of the outgoing Soviet era.