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Sergei Tret’iakov – The Writer as Photographer

Lodder, Christina (2019) Sergei Tret’iakov – The Writer as Photographer. Russian Literature, 103-5 . pp. 95-117. ISSN 0304-3479. (doi:10.1016/j.ruslit.2019.04.004) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:74406)

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Sergei Mikhailovich Tret’iakov was among the first Russian avant-garde creative figures to become active in photography. This article identifies factors that may have stimulated his move into photo-journalism. These include the emergence of an illustrated press; Tret’iakov’s association with the journal LEF and colleagues like Osip Brik; the theoretical position of Aleksei Gan’s magazine Kino-Fot; Lenin’s ‘Directive on Cinema Affairs’; the prominence given to photography following Lenin’s death in 1924; Tret’iakov’s connection with film through Sergei Eisenstein, film stills and his work for Proletcult (Proletkul’t); and his travel to China in 1924–1925. Several photographs and layouts are examined in detail.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ruslit.2019.04.004
Uncontrolled keywords: Sergei Tret’iakov, Photography, Lenin, Photojournalism, LEF
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > History and Philosophy of Art
Depositing User: Christina Lodder
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 15:02 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 09:08 UTC
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