21 May 2016 Photography Auctions

21 May 2016

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Red Flag in the Centre of Stalingrad. Victory Day

64. RIUMKIN, YAKOV (1913-1986)

Red Flag in the Centre of Stalingrad. Victory Day .

Gelatin silver print, laid on card, 27.5 by 40 cm (card size).
500-700 GBP

Photographed in February 1943, printed c. 1950s.
Provenance: Private collection, Europe.

Yakov Riumkin (1913–1986) is a Soviet photographer best known for his images of the Battle of Stalingrad. With the beginning of World War II he became a war correspondent for the daily Pravda; he participated in and recorded the liberation of Ukraine, Hungary, Romania. He also photographed military operations in Berlin. After the war he worked for the newspapers Pravda, Sovetskaya Rossiya and the magazine Ogoniok.

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