Max Penson Kirgiz Man with Tractors, Uzbekistan
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)
Photographer Country Russia (Belarus)
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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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