Soviet Photo

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is celebrating its fifth birthday with a project that traces the development of Soviet and Russian photography over the entire 20th century through ‘Soviet Photo’ magazine.

Soviet Photo was the most widely-read national magazine on photography aimed at both amateur and professional photographers. It ran from 1926 to 1997 and published works by all the country’s key photographers. Despite the inevitable government restrictions, the magazine managed to become a flexible and in fact, the only platform for a comprehensive discussion on photography, involving leading critics, professionals and, just as importantly, amateur photographers from the whole of the Soviet Union.

The exposition includes images published in the magazine from various years, as well as rare examples of the magazine itself. There is a special focus on photos taken by war correspondents during World War II.

Open until September 6, 2015.

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography

Address: 3 Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, Building 1. Kropotkinskaya metro station (get directions).

Opening hours: midday – 9 pm (closed on Mondays)

Ticket price: 200 – 430 roubles