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September 9, 2021, 10:01

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The exposition includes 32 photographs of Soviet reporters. The exhibitions will run until the end of September.

Two street photo exhibitions opened on Nikitsky Boulevard for the City Day. They were organized Department of Culture of Moscowand Gallery Lumiere.

The Festive Moscow exposition will show how important events in the history of the USSR took place – the Olympic Games in 1980, the World Festival of Youth and Students in 1957, the meeting of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the October Revolution, parades on Red Square, film festivals, spring bazaars and May Day demonstrations.

The exhibition “Moscow of Naum Granovsky” presents iconic photographs of the 1920s – 1970s from the archives of the capital’s chief architectural photographer.

“Moscow festive”

Residents and guests of the capital will see photographs of the pioneers of the Soviet photo reportage of the 1920s – 1940s, the classics of the 1950–1960s thaw period and the masters of the 1970–1980s – Ivan Shagin, Naum Granovsky, Mikhail Trakhman, Andrey Knyazev and Vladimir Stepanov.

In addition, the exhibition will feature published photographs of the Russian-German photographer Erwin Volkov, as well as the work of Yuri Shalamov, a reporter who glorified the achievements of Soviet athletes.

Photos from the 1920s – 1980s are an opportunity to see the city through the eyes of Soviet people.

“Moscow of Naum Granovsky”

Naum Granovsky was a military and civilian photographer. In Moscow, he liked to shoot the same streets and squares in different years. The result is a kind of photo project that allows you to trace the development of the capital in the first half of the 20th century: Strastnaya Square and Kitaygorodskaya wall of the beginning of the century, Stalinist Empire style, residential areas of the era of Soviet modernism in the 1960s.

Naum Granovsky perceived Moscow as a living person with his own character and mood. The master liked to return to the same places and record the changes taking place.

Photographs for both exhibitions courtesy of Galerie Lumiere, founded in 2001. The exhibitions will run until the end of September.

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