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3 Everyday Soviet Life Photos by S.Friedland

Everyday Soviet Life Photos by S.Friedland

Posted on November 13, 2017 by tim


When most of the Soviet photo journalists were filming in black and white, Semyon Friedland was shooting in full color. He was the main photo editor of the big Soviet magazine, Ogoniok. Here are some of his works. Most are taken in the 1950s. The first one is “Morning in the village”.

Breakfast in a Ukrainian village.

Harvesting wheat crops in Ukraine.

Professors in Moscow’s energy institute.

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3 Responses to “Everyday Soviet Life Photos by S.Friedland”

  1. Lumpy Gravy says:

    Interesting and beautiful images! Although they’re all a tad before my time (I’m from 1953) I can relate to these slightly idyllic rural and family scenes and prefer them over much of the crap that surrounds me today, no matter whether I’m in Britain, Canada, Germany or here in France, and no matter whether big city or country side. The world has changed a lot over the past 60+ years.

    1st page, 3rd image
    My grandma used to cut bread like this. I haven’t seen it since. It looks a bit dangerous.

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