From Pictorialism and Avant-Garde to Socialist Realism: Russian Photography, 1920s-1930s
Arkady Shaikhet... Red Army Marching in the Snow (1928, Gelatin silver print). From the exhibition From Pictorialism and Avant-Garde to Socialist Realism: Russian Photography, 1920s-1930s at Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York, NY. "...The 1920s in Russian photography were the most exciting years, an age of great experiments. Photographers from different styles exhibited at major salons both at home and abroad. As in the West, modernist photography was coming into vogue, while the pictorialist movement was still popular with photographers who continued to explore printing techniques and remained faithful to their aesthetic ideals."