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    GENEVA, February 22, 2004. (RIA Novosti correspondent Yekaterina Andrianova) - On Saturday the Museum of Photography in the Swiss city of Winterthur hosted the opening of the "Soviet Photography in the 1920s-1930s" exhibition that presents about 250 works by 14 photographers from Russia, the USA and Europe.

    The exhibition is organized by the Winterthur Museum of Photography together with the Moscow House of Photography (MHP), and is supervised by MHP director Olga Sviblova. It will last till May 16, 2004.

    Winterthur will present works of the leading photographers of the epoch, Alexander Grinberg, Yuri Yeremin, Nikolai Andreyev, Leonid Shokin, Vasily Ulitin and others.

    The exhibition demonstrates three stages in development of the Soviet-ear photography, from pictorealism, which in the late 1920s was considered to be a bourgeois and alien direction and was actively fought against in the USSR, to constructionism and social realism.

    The organizers of the exhibition tried to show that in 1920-1935 these three directions were developing almost in parallel, influencing each other to a greater degree than it has been thought so far.

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