Semen O. Fridlyand was a Soviet photographer from Kiev. He was born in 1905 in the family of Jewish bootmakers. He wanted to become a journalist but refused this idea because of censorship.
In the 1950 he was the chief editor in the popular magazine “Ogonyok” that is still published in Russia.
Over those years Semen made a lot of photos of ordinary Soviet people.
Breakfast in a Ukrainian village
Wheat harvesting in Ukraine.
Professors in the Moscow energy institute.
Traditional dances in Kabardino-Balkaria.
Ukrainian orphan home
Young workers at the construction site in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
Sailor of the Pacific fleet
Morning in a village not far from Velikiye Luki city
Admiral Gorshkov in uniform, Crimea, Sevastopol, 1954
Worker in the port of Kazan, 1950
Picking tomatoes, Moscow region, 1950
Wheat harvesting on a Ukrainain collective farm, 1950
In the mountains near Kislovodsk, 1950
At the steering wheel of a ship on the Volga river, Kazan, 1950
The mine in Qostanay, Kazakhstan
Sailor in the Baltic Sea
Studio work, Moscow, 1950
Valya Borovkina, crane operator at the Kazan river port, 1950
Ukrainian village, 1950
Nizhny Tagil, 1954