Dec 10, 2007




Emmanuel Evzerikhin

(Russian, 1911–1984)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 27.2 x 37.4 cm (10 11/16 x 14 3/4 in.); Matted: 45.7 x 55.9 cm (18 x 22 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1992.9



An important figure in Soviet photography between World War I and World War II, Evzerikhin began working as a photojournalist for the TASS news agency in the early 1930s. In Moscow, Evzerikhin used an elevated vantage point to flatten the space in the photograph and transform the image into a series of abstract patterns and shapes. The bold diagonals repreated throughout the composition capture the energy and motion of an everyday, urban street.

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