World Press Photo Laureates From Russia and the Soviet Union 1955-20
Edited by Russ Press Photo.
Schilt Publishing, 2013. 336 pp., 450 color and duotone illustrations, 9½x11¾".
This album represents some six decades of achievements of Russian
photo reporters in the international press photography arena. It
contains all the winning photographs in the main categories of the
yearly competition, organized since 1955 by the Amsterdam based
World Press Photo Foundation, as well as photographs awarded
honorary diplomas and special prizes by the international jury - a
total of over 450 unique works.
What makes this book such an exclusive photographic publication is
that it features not only the works of 115 great photographers, but
also some truly original and unique texts - memoirs of events and
notable national and international figures of the time. These include
Dmitri Shostakovich, Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris
Yeltsin, Maya Plisetskaya, Igor Moiseyev, Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Nikolai
Amosov, and many others.
This publication is therefore of immense artistic and historical value,
and the first project of its kind to encompass, and give a detailed
account of, the participation of all Russian authors, and members of
the professional and children's juries, in the World Press Photo
competition. Another unique feature is the large number of works
presented in the author's original version.
This monumental project is the result of collaboration between
Russ Press Photo (curator: Vasily Prudikov) and Schilt Publishing.
The original version was published in Russia in 2010, and has been
updated for the English edition in 2013.
Russ Press Photo is a non-profit organization, an independent
cultural project whose purpose is to shed light on history and create
an archive of contemporary photojournalism in Russia, as well as
promoting and supporting the Russian school of photojournalism.