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In 1930, magazine "Soviet Photo" appealed to all photography features: "Meet new five-year plan. One hundred percent mobilization of all forces and means which the soviet photo-movement has at it's disposal,at the service of five-year plan. This, only this can be today the slogan of country's photographers victoriously building the socializme."

Art of photography was appealing towards the service of socialistic ideology. Photography chronicled the age of basic changes that took place during the socialistic transformations.

In 1933, "Georgian Photo" was created in which the best photographers were united. "Georgian Photo" took an active part in All-union and International contests. After a popular article in newspaper "Pravda" in 1936, a struggle started against the formalism, naturalism and the bourgeois survivals in art. In December, on the first Republican photo exhibition in Tbilisi one could see the photos of winners of socialistic competitions, workers, collective farmers (kolkhozniks), and landscapes of industrial giants.

In 1932, in Moscow, a competition "October celebration" was held, showing the socialistic achievement in USSR. Georgian photographer Meskhi received a prize for the photo "A Collective farmer on the demonstration".

Source: www.photomuseum.org.ge
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In 1930, magazine "Soviet Photo" appealed to all photography features: "Meet new five-year plan. One hundred percent mobilization of all forces and means which the soviet photo-movement has at it's disposal,at the service of five-year plan. This, only this can be today the slogan of country's photographers victoriously building the socializme."

Art of photography was appealing towards the service of socialistic ideology. Photography chronicled the age of basic changes that took place during the socialistic transformations.

In 1933, "Georgian Photo" was created in which the best photographers were united. "Georgian Photo" took an active part in All-union and International contests. After a popular article in newspaper "Pravda" in 1936, a struggle started against the formalism, naturalism and the bourgeois survivals in art. In December, on the first Republican photo exhibition in Tbilisi one could see the photos of winners of socialistic competitions, workers, collective farmers (kolkhozniks), and landscapes of industrial giants.

In 1932, in Moscow, a competition "October celebration" was held, showing the socialistic achievement in USSR. Georgian photographer Meskhi received a prize for the photo "A Collective farmer on the demonstration".

Source: www.photomuseum.org.ge

Image Credit

Left Image:

  • Year: 1930
  • Source: photomuseum.org.ge
  • Photographer: Unknown

Right Image:

  • Year: 2013
  • Source: JumpStart Georgia
  • Photographer: Irakli Chumburidze

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