A solo exhibition of works by Yevgeny Khaldei, a prominent representative of the Soviet wartime photography
Yevgeny (Yefim) Khaldei was born in 1917 in Yuzovka (now Donetsk). He took his first picture when he was thirteen years old, and at the age of 18 he began to work as a photojournalist for some Ukrainian newspapers. Soon after that his photos started to appear in the Moscow-based periodicals as well. However, Yevgeny Khaldei got himself a name as a Red Army photographer and correspondent. His oeuvre is considered to be an integral part of the history of World War II. Many people used to view the war through the lens of his photo camera; some of Khaldei’s photographs served as evidence of Nazi crimes during the Nuremberg Trials.
One of the exhibition’s sections is dedicated to the Nuremberg Trials; Yevgeny Khaldei has managed to convey the essence and the atmosphere of one of the most important legal trials in the history of mankind.
The display features over 100 artworks created by Yevgeny Khaldei and his trusty photo camera “Leica” during 1418 days of war at different fronts.
The State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO has also prepared and published a special photo album Yevgeny Khaldei. The Banner of Victory. The presentation of the book will take place on the opening day of the exhibition.