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Iconic photos by max Alpert about the history of the USSR

Caught on tape people and events become part of history, telling us the true facts about how it was “actually”. Take a snapshot in addition to the optical devices involved the photographer with his perception of the world, so that a certain event appears before the audience in a new way. Talented artist captures the appearance of what is happening, simultaneously revealing the essence. Those photographers who succeed by right become the property of national culture.

One of the greatest Soviet photographers of the last century was Max Vladimirovich Alpert.


1. The return of A. M. Gorky from Italy, 1928

Before the revolution MAKS Vladimirovich studied at the photographer in Odessa. In 1919 he joined the Red army, and after the Civil war, he moved to Moscow, where he began working as a photojournalist in “the Working newspaper”.

2. Stalin, 1936

The master worked a lot in the genre of photo portrait, shot of large Soviet and foreign political figures, famous military leaders, writers….

3. The builders of the Big Fergana canal, 1939

The most important series of the photographer and his archive, there are about fifty, was placed on the “Great Stalin construction projects”. His large-scale canvases capture the depth of perspective, contrast comparison of the major figures in the foreground and a Grand man-made structures or natural landscapes — on the back.

4. The building of the canal, 1939

5. Kombat, 1942

The skills and talent of max Alpert is fully revealed in the years of the great Patriotic War. As the correspondent of TASS and “Soviet information Bureau”, he worked in the rear, and in a combat situation. His best work of the wartime full emotional richness.

6. “I as a military correspondent, an employee of the “red star” had a lot to be in a variety of circumstances in the great Patriotic war near a war photographer for TASS max Alpert. His military pictures are countless and well known. But it gives me joy to once again attest that many of these images were made in a difficult and dangerous situation, and to not retreat, to perform there at the front, his duty, this man consistently showed his characteristic quiet courage” — wrote about the photographer Konstantin Simonov.

7. Soldiers conduct reconnaissance in the swamps of the Kuban on an inflatable rubber chambers, 1943

Photo: RIA Novosti

8. At the front

9. The battle for the town, 1944

10. In moments of relaxation

11. Refugees, Oryol oblast, 1943

12. Victory parade June 24, 1945

13. The celebration of victory day in Moscow, 1945

14. Max Alpert (right) with the Soviet military in Prague

15. Workers read the newspaper “Pravda”, 1963. Photo: Max Alpert / RIA Novosti

16. Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov, 1961

17. From the series “Thoughts and heart”, telling about the famous surgeon, the cardiologist, the academician Nikolai Amosov. 1975

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