YAKOV KHALIP (1908-1980) I.V. Stalin, surrounded by loyal friends, on the way to the Mausoleum podium. May 1, 1936

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inscription in Cyrillic, stamp “Photo by J. Khalip” (on the reverse) gelatin-silver print 24 x 38 cm printed later Provenance: Borodulin Collection Yakov Khalip 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.