Inscription in Russian: «Photo by my husband M. Alpert», Signature of the Alpert’s widow Glafira; stamp: «Photo by M. Alpert», stamp “Borodulin’s Collection” (on the reverse) 1940s. Gelatin silver print 29 х 22 cm Provenance: Borodulin Collection Galina Ulanova was one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century. Max Alpert (1899-1980) was a Soviet photographer and photo reporter. He was one of the founders of Soviet serial reportage photography. He traveled extensively throughout the Soviet Union photographing construction sites and workers celebrating the country, creating images aimed at depicting the life of the happy workers of the Soviet Union. At the same time, Alpert worked for “Pravda” newspaper, where he took portraits of virtually all major Soviet and many foreign politicians, military officers, writers, actors and chess players.