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Anatolii Vasil’evich Skurikhin

photo-journalist

Anatolii Skurikhin, USSR Photo-journalist.

Background

Skurikhin, Anatolii was born in 1900 in the town of Kotelnich (now in Kirov Oblast’).

Career

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.