About This Image

Provenance: Purchased from dealer who had acquired print directly from Penson's daughter.

Jewish Russian photographer Max Penson hailed from the same vicinity in Russia as Marc Chagall and was a singular talent, receiving his first camera as a teaching prize at the age of 28. He ended up in Uzbekistan after fleeing pogroms with his family in 1915, and went on to document aspects that area's radical social and industrial transformation. One of his images took the top prize at the 1937 World's Fair in Paris.

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Kirgiz Man with Tractors, Uzbekistan
Max Penson Kirgiz Man with Tractors, Uzbekistan

Price $2,000

Main Image

Ref.# 11670

Medium Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

Mount not mounted

Photo Date 1930s  Print Date 1930s

Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25 in. (184 x 235 mm)

Photo Country

Photographer Country Russia (Belarus)


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