Boris Ignatovich

Ignatovich, Boris Vsevolodovich


Born Mar. 22 (Apr. 3), 1899, in Slutsk, present-day Byelorussian SSR. Soviet photography expert. Member of the CPSU since 1925.

Since 1927, Ignatovich has worked as a press photographer for Pravda, Komsomol’skaia pravda, Trud, and Bednota (published until 1931). He was the first chairman of the Association of Moscow Press Photographers (1929) and was a member of the Oktiabr’ association. His best-known works are those that show the socialist transformations of the 1920’s and 1930’s and record the leading Soviet cultural figures. In Ignatovich’s work the search for photographic means of expression is closely related to his artistic mastery of a new reality.

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While the influence and gigantic talent of the post-futurist and non-Jewish Alexander Rodchenko is everywhere and it is gratifying to be able to view the tensile photographs of Georgy Petrusov and Boris Ignatovich with their visual complexities and Hitchkockian angles, the show's focus is diffuse, and I miss the careful historical development the Jewish Museum has come to be known for.