Anatolii Vasil’evich Skurikhin
Anatolii Skurikhin, USSR Photo-journalist.
Skurikhin, Anatolii was born in 1900 in the town of Kotelnich (now in Kirov Oblast’).
As a teenager, an enthusiastic amateur photographer. His landscape pictures attracted the attention of the editors of Sovetfoto. In 1928, won several awards in a photographic competition run by the magazine.
Moved to Moscow and studied at the State Art and Technical Workshops. Became a photoreporter. From 1930, worked on Komsomolskaia Pravda and later on Izvestia.