Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Haitian photographer, artist and engraver Gerald Bloncourt was forced to leave his native land and move to France in 1946, where he won international acclaim in all spheres mentioned above. Paris gave him education and development. Gerald was working as a press photographer for popular magazines, his pictures were expressive and precise. He knew how to show life from all sides, being a true master of photo-portraits. Even outstanding people looked different on his photos, the way nobody’s seen them before.

Here is a collection of photos made by Bloncourt in the Soviet Union in the 50-60s.

On the image above – the world first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Cosmonaut Khrunov in the Soviet embassy in Paris, 1972.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Textile factory workers in Minsk, Belarus discussing new patterns, 1967.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Peasants in the Moscow region, winter 1959.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Soviet tourists in Moscow, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Textile factory worker in Minsk, Belarus, 1967.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

City market, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Tractor drivers in the Moscow region, 1959.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Textile factory worker in Minsk, Belarus, 1967.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Policeman, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Gisele Moreau – leader of young communists in Moscow, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Young people in the Moscow region near the communist propaganda poster, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Choir singing at the anniversary of the October revolution, 1955.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

The festival of young people and students in Moscow, 1957. Soviet participants meeting a delegation from France.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Collective farmer, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Shoeshiner at the playbills, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

A man from Armenia, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Eugene Evtushenko – famous Russian poet at a press-conference in Paris. 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Armenian family, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Peasant in the Moscow region, 1959.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Worker at the textile factory in Minsk, 1967.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Schoolboys in the suburb of Moscow, 1959.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Collective farmers, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Moscow streets, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Schoolchildren in the Museum of Cosmonautics, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Sunday in the museum-estate in Arkhangelsk. 1967.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Two young men near the Kremlin, Moscow, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Cosmonaut Titov, 1961.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, at the congress of the General Confederation of labor, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Kindergarten, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

At the Red Square, Moscow, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Technical school students in the Moscow region, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Peasant, 1959.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Schoolgirls are learning to use sewing machines, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Wedding in Moscow, restaurant “Ukraine”, 1967.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, at the congress of the General Confederation of labor, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

French tourists posing to the camera with soldiers, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Songs to accordion tunes. 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Schoolboys in the Museum of Cosmonautics, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, at the congress of the General Confederation of labor, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Textile factory worker in Minsk, Belarus, 1967.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

In the street 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Kindergarten in Leningrad, 1959.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Delegation of young Frenchmen in a cafe with young Soviet people, Moscow, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Portrait “Hero of Labor”, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Collective farmers, 1963.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Soviet pioneer, 1959.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Young man in the Museum of Cosmonautics, 1969.

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

Soviet Union As Seen by Haitian Photographer Gerald Bloncourt

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