Arkadii Samoilovich Shaikhet
Shaikhet, Arkadii Samoilovich
Born Aug. 28 (Sept. 9), 1898, in Nikolaev; died Nov. 18, 1959, in Moscow. Soviet photographer; one of the founders of Soviet photojournalism.
From 1922 to 1924, Shaikhet worked as a retoucher in a private photographer’s studio in Moscow. Beginning in 1924 he contributed to the magazines Ogonek, SSSR na stroike, and Nashi dostizheniia. An important series of his photographs constitutes a chronicle of the first five-year plans. During the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45, Shaikhet took many pictures at the front.
Shaikhet was awarded two orders and various medals.