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The people of the Soviet era – photos by Alexander Rodchenko

Alexander Mikhailovich Rodchenko (1891-1956), a Russian graphic artist, sculptor and photographer, was a true genius of Soviet propaganda, one of the founders of constructivism, the founder of design and advertising in the USSR.

Rodchenko is probably the most famous Russian photographer, almost everybody in Russia has seen at least a couple of his photos. Let’s get acquainted with some of his works. Source: humus.

On the corner of Myasnitskaya Street in Moscow (1920s)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 1

The poet Vladimir Mayakovsky with Scottie (1924)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 2

The poet Vladimir Mayakovsky in the editorial office in Moscow (1927)

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The literary critic Osip Maksimovich Brik (1924)

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Mother (1924)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 5

The producer Vitaly Zhemchuzhniy (1924)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 6

The artist Alexander Shevchenko (1924)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 7

The poet Sergei Tretyakov (1925)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 8

Demonstration of workers (1925)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 9

Cabby (1926)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 10

Selling cigarettes on Strastnaya Square (1926)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 11

Vase (1928)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 12

Woman with child (1929)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 13

Radio amateur (1929)

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On pavement (1930)

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Pioneer (1930)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 16

Pioneer with horn (1930)

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Pioneer (1930)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 18

Girl with Leica (1933)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 19

Mounting the worms for bait (1933)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 20

Diver (1934)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 21

Athletes on the Red Square (1935)

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Athletes on the Red Square (1935)

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Foil fencers (1936)

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Lilya Brik

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Fire escape

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Laughing children

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 27

Alexander Rodchenko (1924)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 28

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