Exposiciones / The Soviet Century: Russian Photography in the Lafuente Archive 1917–1972

06 June, 2018 - 16 September, 2018
CBA, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
Alberto Ruiz de Samaniego

The collection ‘Russian Avant-Garde and Soviet Realism’ of the Lafuente Archive is formed of over 800 photographs, dating from between 1917 and 1972, which are fundamental to understanding twentieth-century Russian history: the revolution, avant-garde artistic experimentation, Stalinist industrialisation and agricultural collectivisation policies, the Second World War and its repercussions, everyday life in the Soviet Union and the image that the regime wanted to convey are just some of the themes depicted.

In addition to the work of Aleksandr Rodchenko and Yevgeny Khaldei the collection is comprised of that of dozens of Soviet photographers: Max Alpert, Dmitri Baltermants, Lev Borodulin, Dmitri Debabov, Emmanuil Evzerikhin, Semyon Fridlyand, Mikhail Grachev, Naum Granovski, Boris Ignatovich, Yakov Khalip, Ivan Kobozev, El Lissitzky, Sergei Loskutov, Mark Markov-Grinberg, Pyotr Otsup, Ivan Shagin, Arkady Shaikhet, Arkady Shishkin, Anatoli Skurikhin, Alexander Ustinov and Georgi Zelma.

Organised by the Círculo de Bellas Artes, PhotoEspaña and the Lafuente Archive.

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