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Propaganda and dreams Photography of the 1930s in the USSR and the USA

21 September - 16 October 2000
Mikhailovsky Castle

Both for the Soviet Union and the United States, the 1930s were the years of the formation of the image of the two superpowers. In the cultural life of both countries, visual arts and mainly photography were the focus of attention. This exhibition consisted of about two hundred photographs by thirty-nine Soviet and twenty-two American masters, including some of the most outstanding works of Alexander Rodchenko, Dorothy Lang, Boris Ignatovich, Ben Shahn, Ivan Shagin and Arthur Rodstein, from the Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art (New York), National Archives of the USA, and corporate and private collections in the United States and Russia.