Russian journal, 1965-1990

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Aperture Foundation, Nov 1, 1991 - Photography - 131 pages
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An acclaimed photographer's images and the words of Russia's foremost writers combine in an intimate record of the contemporary Russian experience: an intractable culture in the throes of irrevocable change. 30 color and 70 black-and-white photographs.

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This handsome photo album with Morath's own foreword and captions depicts a world to which many Russians in the grip of post-Soviet nostalgia long to return. Morath's Russia is devoid of Soviet ... Read full review


PREFACE by Inge Morath
LETTERS from Nadezhda Mandelstam

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About the author (1991)

Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. As a young woman, she joined the just-founded Magnum agency as an editor, and then in 1951 began taking her own photographs. After assisting Henri Cartier-Bresson as a researcher for two years and working independently throughout that time, she became a member of the agency in 1955. Throughout her life, Morath was a prolific diarist and letter writer, and in her extensive travels in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, China and the USSR, she kept copious written notes along with her many photographs. She married Arthur Miller in 1962 and settled in New York and Connecticut, though she continued to travel and publish photographic essays, pursuing both assignments and independent projects until her death in 2002.

Yevtushenko is one of Russia's most famous twentieth-century poets. He was an outspoken opponent of political oppression in the Soviet Union, defending artists as well as protesting the Soviet invasions of Czeckoslovakia and Afghanistan.

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