Special Exhibitions

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Past special exhibitions


War Photography from Karelia and Leningrad 1939-1944

5 November 2010 - 6 February 2011

The Leningrad photojournalist Nikolai I. Chandogin (1909-1989) is one of the few photographers who took pictures of the Soviet-Finnish Winter War of 1939/40 in Karelia. The result was images of a virtually unknown theater of war. Chandogin, who had been working since 1935 for “On Guard for the Homeland,” the newspaper of the Leningrader Military district, was assigned to photograph the Leningrad Front after the German assault on the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941.

In the exhibition his photographs of the front and of wartime Leningrad, Estonia and Karelia are supplemented by photographs which he took during the German blockade of Leningrad. Chandogin’s interest was in depicting the death and survival of the inhabitants of the second largest Soviet city, who were cut off from vital lines of communication between September 1941 and January 1944.

After the war, Chandogin continued to work for “On Guard for the Homeland,” as well as for two popular magazines, “Soviet Union” and “Ogoniok.”

Logo Europäischer Monat der BiografieAn exhibition in the framework of the European Month of Photography
5 November 2010 - 6 February 2011

A detailed exhibition catalog has been produced.
The hardcover edition is available in bookshops (KettlerDruckVerlag)
and the paperback edition from the museum.