Soviet photography: From the Russian Revolution to perestroika

While the phrase “Soviet photography” can be encountered frequently in various publications dedicated to the culture of the 20th century, it has to be clarified and paraphrased each time it is mentioned, since the period this blanket term covers is over 70 years long.

In this special long read RBTH accompanies you on a voyage through history and introduces you to the many faces and styles of the Soviet art of photography, from the photojournalists of the early 1920s to the conceptual artists of the 1970s and beyond. Click to start reading:

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