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Leonid Volkov-Lannit: History is Written with the Lens (1971)
History is Written with the Lens (1971)
(p. 225 – 231)

Leonid Volkov-Lannit

History is Written with the Lens (1971)

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Leonid Volkov-Lannit

(1903–1985), journalist, photographer, historian of photography, author of History is Written with the Lens (Istoriia pishetsia ob’’yektivom, 1971) and I see Maiakovski (Vizhu Maiakovskogo, 1981), arrested in 1941 for anti-Soviet propaganda and given a psychiatric sentence, rehabilitated in Moscow in 2002.
Other texts by Leonid Volkov-Lannit for DIAPHANES
Inke Arns (ed.), Igor Chubarov (ed.), ...: Nikolai Evreinov: »The Storming of the Winter Palace«

In 1920, the third anniversary of the October Revolution, The Storming of the Winter Palace was performed with a cast of 10,000. But as a reenactment this mass spectacle, directed by Nikolai Evreinov, was deceptive. It was intended to recall something—the storming of the Winter Palace as the beginning of the revolution—that it itself produced as a theatrical medium. This volume reconstructs the event with texts, photographs, and drawings, and shows how not only in the Soviet Union did the photograph of the theatrical “storming” become a historical document of the October Revolution.