Category Archives: Shaikhet, Arkady

9% done with The Big Green Tent

Each of the boys has a need to express himself as individuals, but living in Stalin’s Russia makes that dangerous. One boy is a musician, but his hand his cut and thus his career. The other boy skates, but that ends in a tragedy. Yet another is a photographer and tragedy befalls his father.

Photos from Slate’s Early Soviet Photography Was Surprisingly Avant-Garde

Shaikhet; Light Bulb in a Hut; 1936
Georgy Zelma, Military Parade on Red Square, 1933
Arkady Shaikhet, Express, 1939
Georgy Zelma, Meeting at the Kolkhoz, 1929
Arkady Shaikhet, Red Army Marching in the Snow, 1927–28
Alexander Rodchenko, Horse Race, 1935
Arkady Shaikhet, Greeting the Chelyuskin Men, 1934
Left- Arkady Shaikhet, Assembling the Globe at Moscow Telegraph Central Station, 1928 — Right- Arkady Shaikhet, The Parachutist Katya Melnikova, 1934
Left- Alexander Rodchenko, Girl with a Leica, Portrait of Evgeniya Lemberg, 1933 — Right- Georgy Petrusov, Asiatic Sailor, ca 1935–36
Left- Georgy Zelma, Three Generations in Yakutsk, 1929 — Right- Alexander Rodchenko, Sports Parade on Red Square, 1936