27 June 2018

Finding old photographs in the attic, USSR edition

Lev Feigin, on Mother Jones:

This is a story about a woman whose photographic obsession left a rare historical look into the USSR and whose secrets are now being discovered by her daughter. Ivashintsova’s archive offers a glimpse into the world beyond the Iron Curtain through the aperture of her life. The photographer used her camera to create a day-to-day record of loves big and small. She identified with what she saw–a lover, a dog in a muzzle, a child on the street–and imprinted upon it her aura.

Such a fantastic discovery. The pictures included in the Mother Jones article are acting as time machines: you can really feel like being part of those lost moments captured by the photographer.


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