Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Soviet photographer Vladimir Zotov, born in 1939, was spending most of his life photographing Soviet people. Worked as a photographer in Soviet newspapers. He remembers that newspapers in USSR were paying very little to their photographers, he lived mostly from side projects like photographing weddings, kids etc. However he kept working because he liked photography. Here are a few of his works:

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Village “Shadki”. 1967.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Yuri Gagarin in Kazan, native town of the photographer.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Family in the village.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Suzdal city, known for its ancient Russian churches.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

KAMAZ truck factory female workers, he says they called themselves “KAMAZons”.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Female grinder.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Village on a island. People line up to buy bread which is shipped here not very often. You can see girl bought three breads.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Autumn in a village.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Kazan. Cathedral of Paul and Peter. Workers play billiards.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Aerobics show on the Kazan central stadium.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Road workers in Kazan. Soviets had gender equality.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Kazan. Barbers contest.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Fitness break on a factory.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Lenin. They probably kill him for such a photo in USSR.

Soviet Photographer Vladimir Zotov

Kazan. Famous Soviet and then foreign dancer Rudolph Nuriev.

Hope you liked his photos!

 

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