About the Russian photographer, Valery FAMINSKY (1914-1993)
Valery FAMINSKY was a front-line photographer of the Red Army and was tasked with documenting the care and transport of wounded soldiers from April to August 1945 in Berlin. In addition to these pictorial reports, impressive shots of the ruined Berlin, its population and the everyday life of the Russian troops are also created. Due to his legitimacy, he could move freely in the city as a real eyewitness. His interest and concern for people on both sides of the war. This own, humanistic view distinguishes his photographs from most of the other propaganda footage from the first postwar weeks in Berlin. In early August 1945 he was 'demobilized' and returned to Moscow. His Berlin recordings of were neither published nor exhibited and thus fall into oblivion.
Photo books on the work of Valery FAMINSKY
'Berlin Mai 1945' (2018, 2020)