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YAKOV KHALIP (1908-1980) I.V. Stalin, surrounded by loyal friends, on the way to the Mausoleum podium, May 1st, 1936
Inscription in Russian, stamp “Photo by J. Khalip” (on the reverse) Gelatin silver print Printed later, mid 20th century 24 x 38 cm Provenance: Borodulin Collection Yakov Nikolayevich Khalip (1908-1980) was an outstanding master of Soviet photography; a famous photographer, master of artistic photography, direct heir to the Russian avant-garde in photography, a pupil of Alexander Rodchenko. In 1938 he participated in the expedition to rescue Ivan Papanin’s team to the North Pole.