21 May 2016
Yuri Gagarin Meeting Workers at the Foundry “Stankolit”, stamped with the photographer’s stamp on the reverse.
Gelatin silver print, 42.5 by 57.5 cm.
Photographed and printed c. 1960s.
Provenance: Private collection, Europe.
Robert Diament (1907–1987) began his career as a freelance correspondent for various periodicals in Kiev in the 1920s. Among his teachers were Boris Ignatovich, Dmitry Debabov, Georgi Zelma, Georgi Petrusov and Max Alpert. During World War II he served as a photo correspondent in the Northern Fleet and became a head of the photo bureau of its Politupravlenie. He participated in and photographed some of the major navy operations including the Petsamo-Kirkenes Offensive. After demobilisation he continued working as a correspondent for the various Soviet periodicals including Ogoniok and Sovetskoe Foto.
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