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 Mark  Markov-Greenberg

Born:   November 7, 1907
Deceased:   November 1, 2006

Soviet photographer, pictorialist, and press photographer of the all-Union news agency TASS


He was the last one of the star generation of the Soviet photographers, who started taking pictures with cameras of glass negatives 912 cm in the 1920s.
This generation lived in the Soviet Union and together with it experienced all the joys and troubles, which fell to its lot. All that unique history has remained in photos and negatives of this generation.
Mark Markov-Greenberg was born in Rostov-on-Don on November 7, 1907.
In 1925 he became the press photographer of the Sovetsky Yug newspaper and a non-staff correspondent of the Ogonek magazine.
In 1926 Mark moved to Moscow, where he worked as a press photographer of trade-union magazines and took photos for the Smena magazine.
In 1930 Mark Markov-Greenberg was invited to a full-time job in the TASS Press cliche. In that position he photographed the grand construction of  Dnieper Hydroelectric Plant, the foundation of the first collective farms, made photo portraits of the famous writers, such as Maxim Gorky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Romain Rolland and Bernard Shaw, as well as miners innovators Alexey Stakhanov and Nikita Izotov and the famous pilots Valery Chkalov, Mikhail Gromov, Valentina Grizodubova and Polina Osipenko.
In 1938 Mark Markov-Greenberg shifted to the PhotoChronicles of TASS. In September 1941 the photographer found himself a private at the frontline. From July, 1943 he served as a correspondent in an army newspaper.
After the war Mark Markov-Greenberg in the captain's rank was the press photographer in The Red Army illustrated newspaper.
Till 1957 he worked in the photopublishing house of the All-Union agricultural exhibition.
From 1957 till his retirement in 1973 Mark Markov-Greenberg worked in the magazine Club and Amateur Performances.
The pictorialist participated in numerous Soviet and foreign photo exhibitions. Markov-Greenberg's works were exhibited at Australia, Germany, France, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Hungary, Romania, Poland and other countries.
Mark Markov-Greenberg was the Honorary Member of the Photo Artists Union of Russia.

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