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Arkadii Vasil’evich Shishkin

Arkadii Vasil’evich Shishkin, USSR Photo-journalist.


  • Shishkin, Arkadii Vasil’evich was born in 1899 in the village of Kukarka, Viatka. Son of the village carpenter.

  • Career

    • At the age of 10, apprenticed to the portrait photographer N. Rikhter in Kazan’. Later moved to Petrograd, where he trained as a film projectionist. Worked first as a projectionist, then as a copyist.

      After the October Revolution 1917, worked for a few months in a photographic studio in Ekaterinburg (now Sverdlovsk). In 1918, served in the Red Army. From 1923, worked as a photographer for local newspapers in Viatka (now Kirov).

      In 1924, won a photographic competition in the Moscow newspaper Krestianskaia Gazeia, which offered him a job. Soon became its leading full-time photo-reporter. During World War II, photographer for the political wing of an army division.

      At the end of the war, joined the Krestianka magazine. Personal exhibitions: Minsk, 1964, Ioshkar Ola, 1966, Kirov, 1967, Perm’, 1967, Tambov, 1969, Moscow, 1969.
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    Born 1899