Renewal and Metamorphosis: Russian Photographs from the Navigator Foundation
Early in the 20th century, Russian photography flourished and continued to show vitality despite war and revolution. Shifting rules around governmental censorship imparted a unique ebb-and-flow dynamic to self-expression within the monolithic Russian state. By the 1980s, the searching vision of Russian photographers had given birth to a marvelously varied body of work. This exhibition presents exceptional Russian photographic accomplishments from World War II through the 1990s.
Years of on-site work in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia during the last decade of the Cold War and beyond have enabled the Navigator Foundation of Boston to gather extensive collections of 20th century photography. These unique collections have been widely acclaimed for their depth and significance and have been exhibited in major museums throughout the United States and abroad.
This exhibition runs through February 7. An artist reception will take place Wednesday, January 23 at 2 pm. Murray Forbes, the executive director of the Navigator Foundation, will present a lecture in the gallery on Tuesday, January 29 at 12:15 pm.